Funny Face

Audrey Hepburn Marathon, part 3 of 13

Title: Funny Face
Year: 1957
Length: 103 minutes
Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Leonard Gershe
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire
With: Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima
Music: Adolph Deutsch (adaptations); George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Roger Edens, Leonard Gershe (songs)
Cinematography: Ray June
Editing: Frank Bracht
Oscars: nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Costume Design
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: a beatnik becomes a fashion model for a free trip to Paris

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:0/4 (Terrible)
Characters:0/4 (Terrible)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography:3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent) Is it possible to act well when none of your character’s relationships make sense?
Music:1/4 (Bad) The score is excellent. The songs are crap, aren’t sung particularly well, and rarely fit in context.
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Apart from some nice mid-century visuals here and there, nothing in this movie serves any purpose but to hang musical numbers off of. Only a few of those numbers are memorable, although it’s more often for their awkward strangeness than for their quality.
Objective Rating (Average):1.6/4 (Eh)


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