If Audrey Hepburn has a funny face, then I'm Quasimodo.

I didn't particularly care for Breakfast at Tiffany's and I definitely prefer the 1995 version of Sabrina to the original.  I did enjoy Roman Holiday a lot and I actually really liked My Fair Lady - because it was witty/funny, not really because I'm some kind of Audrey fanatic.

I just watched Funny Face for dinner and was struck by how modern it was.  I could see where movies like Down With Love got their inspiration and I thought it was an interesting commentary on the world of haute couture.  Not to mention that I can't get over just how good Audrey and Fred Astaire really were at singing/dancing.  True all-around entertainers they were.

Anyway it's still a stretch for me to buy someone like Audrey Hepburn as a mousy chick who needs to get made over into a swan.  I wish more people who made Pygmalion-type movies would pick someone who looks really crazy in the beginning and does a total 180, like the main character in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom - you can hardly believe it was the same actress from beginning to end.

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it's true! they don't even give audrey the requisite 'ugly duckling' glasses to pretend that she's not attractive.

loved strictly ballroom too - really fun costumes and dancing!

I know, isn't Strictly ballroom the best?  It's my favorite from baz luhrmann.  I tried to make garry watch it once though and that was a big fat fail.  Far too flamboyant ;)
Audrey Hepburn was really beautiful and very good at acting and dancing, but she never sang, it was always dubbed. :] She couldn't be perferct rigth?
Interesting, I never suspected all her songs were dubbed!
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