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Funny face

Title
Funny face [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; directed by Stanley Donen ; produced by Roger Edens ; written by Leonard Gershe ; choreography by Eugene Loring and Fred Astaire ; music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.
Publication
Hollywood, Calif : Paramount Pictures, c2001.

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Use in library *MGZIDVD 5-20Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Genre/Form
  • Features.
  • Musicals.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Video.
Note
  • Motion picture originally released in 1957.
  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 television.
  • Audio options: Dolby Digital (English 5.1 surround ; restored English mono ; French mono).
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired.
Credits (note)
  • Music adapted and conducted by Adolph Deutsch ; additional music and lyrics, Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe ; songs staged by Stanley Donen ; director of photography, Ray June ; art direction, Hal Pereira, George W. Davis ; costumes, Edith Head ; Miss Hepburn's Paris wardrobe, Hubert de Givenchy ; special visual consultant, Richard Avedon.
Performer (note)
  • Fred Astaire (Dick Avery), Audrey Hepburn (Jo Stockton), Kay Thompson (Maggie Prescott), Michel Auclair (Professor Emile Flaustre), Robert Flemyng (Paul Duval), others.
Language (note)
  • In English with optional French soundtrack.
Contents
  • Feature presentation (ca. 103 min.). Music and dance numbers: "Think pink" / sung by Kay Thompson and ensemble -- "How long has this been going on?" / sung by Audrey Hepburn -- "Funny face" / sung by Fred Astaire ; danced by Astaire and Hepburn -- "Bonjour, Paris" / sung by Astaire, Thompson, and Hepburn -- Basal metabolism / danced by Hepburn with two men -- "Let's kiss and make up" / sung and danced by Astaire -- "He loves and she loves" / sung by Astaire ; danced by Astaire and Hepburn -- "On how to be lovely" / sung and danced by Thompson and Hepburn -- "Clap yo' hands" / sung and danced by Thompson and Astaire -- "S'wonderful" / sung by Astaire and Hepburn.
  • Theatrical trailer (ca. 2 1/2 min.).
  • Retrospective documentary: Paramount in the 50s (c2000 ; ca. 9 1/2 min., b&w with col. sequences) / written and produced by Light Source & Imagery, Inc. ; overview of the studio's major films, directors, and actors of the decade.
  • Photo gallery / still photos from the film.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-20
ISBN
0792172140
OCLC
  • 46701905
  • 46701905
Title
Funny face [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; directed by Stanley Donen ; produced by Roger Edens ; written by Leonard Gershe ; choreography by Eugene Loring and Fred Astaire ; music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.
Imprint
Hollywood, Calif : Paramount Pictures, c2001.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Credits
Music adapted and conducted by Adolph Deutsch ; additional music and lyrics, Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe ; songs staged by Stanley Donen ; director of photography, Ray June ; art direction, Hal Pereira, George W. Davis ; costumes, Edith Head ; Miss Hepburn's Paris wardrobe, Hubert de Givenchy ; special visual consultant, Richard Avedon.
Cast
Fred Astaire (Dick Avery), Audrey Hepburn (Jo Stockton), Kay Thompson (Maggie Prescott), Michel Auclair (Professor Emile Flaustre), Robert Flemyng (Paul Duval), others.
Summary
Musical about a bookstore clerk transformed into a fashion model by a photographer.
Language
In English with optional French soundtrack.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Funny face.
Added Author
Astaire, Fred, choreographer.
Astaire, Fred, performer.
Hepburn, Audrey, 1929-1993, performer.
Thompson, Kay, 1909-1998, performer.
Donen, Stanley, film director.
Edens, Roger, 1905-1970, film producer.
Edens, Roger, 1905-1970. Composer
Loring, Eugene, 1911-1982, choreographer.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Composer
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. Lyricist
Gershe, Leonard. Screenwriter. Lyricist
Deutsch, Adolph, 1897-1980. Conductor. Arranger
Head, Edith. Costume designer
Givenchy, Hubert de., 1927-2018. Costume designer
Avedon, Richard. Consultant
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-20
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