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22nd May '13 7:58:12 PM Prfnoff
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22nd May '13 2:23:50 PM Brick3621
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-->''Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter''
-->''Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter''
-->''Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade''
-->--From the film's most famous number, ''"Don't Rain On My Parade"''

A 1964 musical based on the life of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, ''Funny Girl'' was the breakthrough role of BarbraStreisand. In 1968, WilliamWyler directed the film version, also starring Streisand, who tied with Katherine Hepburn for the Best Actress Oscar. Basically, it chronicles the life of Brice from her humble beginnings to her meeting her future first husband, poker player Nick Arnstein. She becomes famous in the Follies, but leaves to marry him. He eventually runs himself into financial ruin, and is busted for his part in a bonds scam.

A {{sequel}} to the film version, ''Funny Lady'', was released in 1975. While Funny Girl was met with critical acclaim, ''Funny Lady'' was widely panned, becoming one of the lowest rated movie musicals in history. Ironic, because Funny Girl is one of the most highest rated movie musicals in history.

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!!This work features examples of:

* AuthorExistenceFailure: Carol Haney, identified as the Broadway production's choreographer, actually died (at age 39) very early on in the show's development.
* BabiesEverAfter: The number "Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady" is used to express the trope.
* BrokenRecord: "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" is full of this. [[LargeHam "These are the words - repeating, repeating, repeating repeating inside..."]] Then the first verse simply repeats itself for the second. But then Inverted by the way that Fanny sings Verse Two.
* FollowTheLeader: This was one of the few financially successful big-budget musicals to follow TheSoundOfMusic.
* GenkiGirl: As well as a Funny Girl.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: In the musical-only song "Who Taught Her Everything?" Fanny's mother, Rosie Brice, [[SelfDeprecatingHumor jokingly asserts herself to be this]].
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Nick and Fanny.
* {{Homage}}: In TheMovie, Streisand sings "Secondhand Rose," which was one of Fanny Brice's biggest hits (and later became one of Streisand's.) Also, the character of Baby Snooks was Brice's most popular character.
* HowWeGotHere: The story begins when Fanny's waiting for Nick to be released from prison. It works its way back to there.
* IAmSong: "I'm The Greatest Star"
* InstantExpert: After stumbling and rolling wildly all over the stage, Fanny suddenly learns to roller skate for her unexpected "I'd Rather Be Blue" solo.
* InvertedPortrait: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/FunnyGirl1.jpg/215px-FunnyGirl1.jpg cover art]] on the Original Cast Album.
* MovieBonusSong/ AwardBaitSong: The Oscar nominated "Funny Girl."
* OscarBait
* PillowPregnancy: "[[spoiler: His Love Makes Me Beautiful.]]"
* RaceForYourLove: Used at the end of Act One of the film. Fanny, having had a LoveEpiphany, tells Ziegfield and all his follies to [[IAmWhatIAm go jump in a lake]] and takes the train to see Nicky Arnstein. But when she finally gets to New York - his boat is gone. So she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pays a little cargo ship to ferry her to her one true love, singing her heart out all the way.]]
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Half the songs in the movie and show are in shows or rehearsals.

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-->''Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter''
-->''Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter''
-->''Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade''
-->--From the film's most famous number, ''"Don't Rain On My Parade"''

A 1964 musical based on the life of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, ''Funny Girl'' was the breakthrough role of BarbraStreisand. In 1968, WilliamWyler directed the film version, also starring Streisand, who tied with Katherine Hepburn for the Best Actress Oscar. Basically, it chronicles the life of Brice from her humble beginnings to her meeting her future first husband, poker player Nick Arnstein. She becomes famous in the Follies, but leaves to marry him. He eventually runs himself into financial ruin, and is busted for his part in a bonds scam.

A {{sequel}} to the film version, ''Funny Lady'', was released in 1975. While Funny Girl was met with critical acclaim, ''Funny Lady'' was widely panned, becoming one of the lowest rated movie musicals in history. Ironic, because Funny Girl is one of the most highest rated movie musicals in history.

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!!This work features examples of:

* AuthorExistenceFailure: Carol Haney, identified as the Broadway production's choreographer, actually died (at age 39) very early on in the show's development.
* BabiesEverAfter: The number "Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady" is used to express the trope.
* BrokenRecord: "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" is full of this. [[LargeHam "These are the words - repeating, repeating, repeating repeating inside..."]] Then the first verse simply repeats itself for the second. But then Inverted by the way that Fanny sings Verse Two.
* FollowTheLeader: This was one of the few financially successful big-budget musicals to follow TheSoundOfMusic.
* GenkiGirl: As well as a Funny Girl.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: In the musical-only song "Who Taught Her Everything?" Fanny's mother, Rosie Brice, [[SelfDeprecatingHumor jokingly asserts herself to be this]].
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Nick and Fanny.
* {{Homage}}: In TheMovie, Streisand sings "Secondhand Rose," which was one of Fanny Brice's biggest hits (and later became one of Streisand's.) Also, the character of Baby Snooks was Brice's most popular character.
* HowWeGotHere: The story begins when Fanny's waiting for Nick to be released from prison. It works its way back to there.
* IAmSong: "I'm The Greatest Star"
* InstantExpert: After stumbling and rolling wildly all over the stage, Fanny suddenly learns to roller skate for her unexpected "I'd Rather Be Blue" solo.
* InvertedPortrait: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/FunnyGirl1.jpg/215px-FunnyGirl1.jpg cover art]] on the Original Cast Album.
* MovieBonusSong/ AwardBaitSong: The Oscar nominated "Funny Girl."
* OscarBait
* PillowPregnancy: "[[spoiler: His Love Makes Me Beautiful.]]"
* RaceForYourLove: Used at the end of Act One of the film. Fanny, having had a LoveEpiphany, tells Ziegfield and all his follies to [[IAmWhatIAm go jump in a lake]] and takes the train to see Nicky Arnstein. But when she finally gets to New York - his boat is gone. So she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pays a little cargo ship to ferry her to her one true love, singing her heart out all the way.]]
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Half the songs in the movie and show are in shows or rehearsals.

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27th Dec '12 5:18:47 PM flaminghomer
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* InstantExpert: After stumbling and rolling wildly all over the stage, Fanny suddenly learns to roller skate for her unexpected "I'd Rather Be Blue" solo.
28th Feb '12 5:32:53 PM babymoondancer
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* GenkiGirl: As well as a Funny Girl.
12th Nov '11 1:10:02 PM Brick3621
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A sequel to the film version, ''Funny Lady'', was released in 1975. While Funny Girl was met with critical acclaim, ''Funny Lady'' was widely panned, becoming one of the lowest rated movie musicals in history. Ironic, because Funny Girl is one of the most highest rated movie musicals in history.

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A sequel {{sequel}} to the film version, ''Funny Lady'', was released in 1975. While Funny Girl was met with critical acclaim, ''Funny Lady'' was widely panned, becoming one of the lowest rated movie musicals in history. Ironic, because Funny Girl is one of the most highest rated movie musicals in history.



* AwardSnub: Averted. Barbra Streisand's incredible breakout performance was competing for the Oscar against the established Katharine Hepburn's crowning achievement in ''TheLionInWinter''. [[spoiler: They tied for the award.]]



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Don't Rain On My Parade."
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "His Love Makes Me Beautiful."
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "People."
** Steisand's cover of ''My Man'' certainly counts.



* HilariousInHindsight: Fanny's IAmSong below seems to be more like Streisand's IAmSong in light of her later reputation.



* HollywoodHomely: Barbra Streisand is supposed to be ''plain''? (Not that she didn't have her early detractors.)
29th Jun '11 2:47:44 PM tendollarlameo
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-->--From the most famous number.

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-->--From the film's most famous number.
number, ''"Don't Rain On My Parade"''



A sequel to the film version, ''Funny Lady'', was released in 1975. It was not as good as the first movie.

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A sequel to the film version, ''Funny Lady'', was released in 1975. It While Funny Girl was not as good as met with critical acclaim, ''Funny Lady'' was widely panned, becoming one of the first movie.
lowest rated movie musicals in history. Ironic, because Funny Girl is one of the most highest rated movie musicals in history.
1st Jun '11 8:19:57 PM jc
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A 1964 musical based on the life of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, ''Funny Girl'' was the breakthrough role of BarbraStreisand. In 1968, William Wyler directed the film version, also starring Streisand, who tied with Katherine Hepburn for the Best Actress Oscar. Basically, it chronicles the life of Brice from her humble beginnings to her meeting her future first husband, poker player Nick Arnstein. She becomes famous in the Follies, but leaves to marry him. He eventually runs himself into financial ruin, and is busted for his part in a bonds scam.

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A 1964 musical based on the life of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, ''Funny Girl'' was the breakthrough role of BarbraStreisand. In 1968, William Wyler WilliamWyler directed the film version, also starring Streisand, who tied with Katherine Hepburn for the Best Actress Oscar. Basically, it chronicles the life of Brice from her humble beginnings to her meeting her future first husband, poker player Nick Arnstein. She becomes famous in the Follies, but leaves to marry him. He eventually runs himself into financial ruin, and is busted for his part in a bonds scam.
10th Feb '11 10:23:56 PM Hello86
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* MovieBonusSong/AwardBaitSong: The Oscar nominated "Funny Girl."

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* MovieBonusSong/AwardBaitSong: MovieBonusSong/ AwardBaitSong: The Oscar nominated "Funny Girl."
10th Feb '11 9:43:55 PM fllthdcrb
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*InvertedPortrait: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/FunnyGirl1.jpg/215px-FunnyGirl1.jpg cover art]] on the Original Cast Album.
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