I recently decided to buy a new television.The thought of buying a new telelvion hadn't crossed my mind since the last time I purchased one... in 2007. This has nothing to do with what I wanted to write about, but I had no idea how inexpensive televisions have become. I decided on a 55 inch 1080 HD tv... I see no use for 4K. This was all so exciting not just because I was getting a new, larger television... but because this meant I had the chance to see some of my favorite films bigger and clearer than ever!
That being said, the first film I decided to watch was 1957's Funny Face. It has always been one of my favorites. Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, fashions by Edith Head, visuals by Richard Avedon, tunes by George Gershwin... what more could you ask for? Oh yeah... and to top it off it is a musical that centers around the fashion & photography business, two of my favorite things on this planet. This film may have been made 30 years before I was even a thought in my parents mind, but it was made for me. Believe it or not... it was.
Look at me, getting off topic again. The whole meaning behind this post is simple. I have seen this film more times than I can remember, but watching it in full HD made it feel like I had never seen it before. So there I am, laying on the sofa, watching the movie... and BAM! Out of the blue (no pun intended), I am hit with Kay Thompson's striking teal colored eye shadow. Beautifully winged. Beautiful in tone. Simply beautiful. Most people comment on Audrey's makeup in this film, let's not get started on those eyebrows, but if you pass Kay's look over, that would be a mistake. From that moment every scene she was in was stolen by her eye makeup. It was all I could look at. I do not know how I didn't notice it before, but thanks to this new television... I look forward to finding details I never noticed before in all of my favorite films.
Side Note: Unfortunately, I can not find a single good photo of Kay in the film to show her teal fantasy... you'll just have to look out for it next time you watch the film.
Up next? BETTE DAVIS IN HD.
Here are a few other entries I've written about Funny Face and it's actors: