My Fair Lady won eight Oscars in 1964 and placed #91 on the AFI’s top 100 film list.
I wanted to love it because I enjoy musicals and I like Audrey Hepburn. But I didn’t love it. Although the acting was first rate, I found Eliza Doolittle’s (Audrey Hepburn) Cockney accent offensive. I physically cringed when she yelled. And Professor Higgins (Rex Harrison) treated Eliza like a lab rat, if you ask me. Ugh.
That being said, the sets and the costumes were great. The songs were fine but I didn’t fall in love with any of them either. After watching the movie, I learned that not only was it based on the stage musical My Fair Lady, but it was also based on the film adaptation of the stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
Wow! That’s a lot of adaptations.
Have you seen it? What did you think?