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My fair lady

Author: Alan Jay LernerFrederick LoeweJack L WarnerGeorge CukorAudrey HepburnAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount : CBS DVD, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Fiction films
Romance films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe; Jack L Warner; George Cukor; Audrey Hepburn; Rex Harrison; Stanley Holloway; Wilfrid Hyde-White; Gladys Cooper; Jeremy Brett; Theodore Bikel; Mona Washbourne; Isobel Elsom; John Holland; Harry Stradling; Gene Allen; William Ziegler; George James Hopkins; Hermes Pan; Robert Tucker, (Arranger); Cecil Beaton; André Previn; Herman Levin; Bernard Shaw; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); CBS DVD (Firm); Paramount Pictures Corporation.
ISBN: 1415751560 9781415751565 9786313118038 6313118030
OCLC Number: 440853278
Language Note: English dialogue, optional subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese; closed captioned.
Notes: Based upon the musical play produced on the stage by Herman Levin, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, from a play by Bernard Shaw.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: Audio commentary; Vintage featurettes: 1963 production kick-off dinner (b&w) (23 min.); George Cukor directs Baroness Bina Rothchild [audio with slide show] (3 min.); The fairest "Fair Lady" (10 min.); Los Angeles premiere (b&w) (5 min.); Rex Harrison Golden Globe acceptance speech (1 min.); Academy Awards ceremony highlights (b&w) ( 30 sec.); Alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals; Posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview [slide show] (1 min.); Comments on a lady (2 min.): Andrew Lloyd Weber, Martin Scorsese ; Trailers (9 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; art director, Gene Allen ; editor, William Ziegler ; set decorator, George James Hopkins ; choreographer, Hermes Pan ; additional music by Frederick Loewe ; vocal arrangements, Robert Tucker ; costumes, scenery, and production designed by Cecil Beaton ; music supervised and conducted by André Previn ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1965: Best Sound (George Groves); Best art direction-set decoration, color (Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton, George James Hopkins); Best costume design, color (Cecil Beaton); Best cinematography, color (Harry Stradling Sr.); Best music, scoring of music, adaptation or treatment (André Previn); Best actor in a leading role (Rex Harrison); Best director (George Cukor); Best picture (Jack L. Warner).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated G; Canadian Home Video rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.; widescreen (16:9) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Other Titles: My fair lady (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; music by Frederick Loewe ; screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner ; produced by Jack L. Warner ; directed by George Cukor.

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Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself.

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