Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Music of Funny Face (1957)

It was another boring Monday at the camera shop, and my mind was going a million miles a minute. Then all of a sudden there I found myself singing, out loud I might add, 's wonderful... s marvelous!'. As usual my co workers looked at me like I was nuts. It was at that moment I realized I never purchased the soundtrack to one of my favorite films... the 1957 fashion inspired musical Funny Face.


How had I not added this to my collection? With the wonderful songwriting of Ira Gershwin, Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe sung by the amazing voices of Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson... it seemed silly that I hadn't been enjoying this is my music collection all this time. Well as soon as I got home I purchased it from iTunes and haven't stopped listening since!


It is so hard to pick favorites on this album because it is  s wonderful (too much?) from beginning to end, but if I had to they would be... 'Think Pink', 'Bonjour Paris', 'How To Be Lovely', and 'S Wonderful'. But! Above all the others, 'Clap Yo Hands', is by far my favorite. The beat, the lyrics, it is just too much! And don't even get me started when Kay Thompson starts belting at the end... I immediately throw up my hands and start flailing around the room like a possessed drag queen joining the jubilee!


Well as if you can't tell from what I have already said, if you haven't seen this movie... you are missing out! You need to see it, hear it, experience it! Take my word on it!

You can find it on iTunes here.


5 comments:

  1. "I immediately throw up my hands and start flailing around the room like a possessed drag queen joining the jubilee!" LOLOL! Just bought the album coincidentally for myself. I love this film! "CLAP YO HANDS CLAP YO HANDS GIMME THAT BEAT BOY BEAT BOY BEAT BOY!" Kay Thompson was the beginning of all beatboxing rappers yo. Unknown fact of the day.

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  2. I would never like to fail out any chance to read out your listings.
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  3. This film looks great thanks to cinematographer Ray June. The romance between Fred and Audrey is a stretch. Fun dance numbers. Kay Thompson is a hoot.

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