Opens Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Synopsis: This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: This documentary takes a look at the fascinating life and career of legendary Vogue editor in chief Diana Vreeland, who helped engineer the iconic style of Twiggy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, served as a pioneer for women in the publishing industry, and advocated tirelessly for the betterment of culture, art, and fashion in the 20th century. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi Cast: Diana Vreeland, Ingrid Sischy, Ali MacGraw, Richard Avedon, Anjelica Huston, Polly Devlin, Oscar de la Renta, Joel Schumacher, Diane Von Furstenberg, Veruschka, Manolo Blahnik, Marisa Berenson, Lauren Hutton, Calvin Klein, Bob Colacello, Simon Doonan, Harold Koda, Hubert de Givenchy, Philippe de Montebello, Jeff Daly, Pierre Bergé, Tonne Goodman, Annette Miller, Jonathan Epstein Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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