Thursday, June 28, 2012
“I don’t want to stop! I like it! Take the picture! Take the picture!”
Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson choreograph an intoxicating dance between hyper-stylized satire and naturalized, caught-on-the-fly emotions in Stanley Donen's classic musical Funny Face, with help from producer Roger Edens, cinematographer Ray June, and visual consultant Richard Avedon (the legendary fashion photographer on whom Astaire's character is based). The Gershwin songs are s'wonderful, too.
The 1957 Paramount hit gets a week-long revival starting Friday at Film Forum. My Cinespect review of the film can be found here.