History Theatre / MyFairLady

21st Jul '16 5:00:12 PM oknazevad
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* EpicMovie: Huge cast, lavish sets and costumes, long (nearly 3 hours), highly promoted, award bait? Yep, it was an epic movie.



* GilliganCut: In the film, after Pickering pulls the plug on the Embassy Ball. ("This experiment is '''OVER'''.") He's wearing a tux in the next shot.
21st Jul '16 4:51:31 PM oknazevad
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* AdaptationDecay: [[AvertedTrope Not enough, really]]. One peculiarity about the film is how it uses the old stage directions, even the [[MediumAwareness meta]] jokes that don't work in a movie setting. Instances of this include Higgins doing a short jig at the horse race -- a CallBack to "I Could Have Danced All Night" -- but without the knowing laughter of a live audience, he merely looks a like a lunatic. He also sets a teacup on his hat, a gesture which would be funny on-stage, but looks ''really'' odd in this context.
16th Jun '16 2:31:56 PM margdean56
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Higgins sarcastically writing a letter of recommendation for Alfred Dolittle, calling him "one of the original moralists in England." An American philanthropist dies and bequeaths a fortune to Alfie.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Higgins sarcastically writing a letter of recommendation for Alfred Dolittle, calling him "one of the most original moralists in England." An American philanthropist dies and bequeaths a fortune to Alfie.



-->And you, dear friend, who talked so well,\\

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-->And you, -->You, dear friend, who talked talk so well,\\
16th Jun '16 2:21:19 PM margdean56
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* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: There's more than a hint of NoChallengeNoSatisfaction in Eliza's relationship with Henry. Pickering is a gentle teacher, ready to call off a session when he can see Eliza is tired. In contrast, Eliza wants the approval of the never-satisfied Higgins. Later in the play, once Eliza grows independent of Higgins, is when he really becomes enamored of her.

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* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: There's more than a hint of NoChallengeNoSatisfaction NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction in Eliza's relationship with Henry. Pickering is a gentle teacher, ready to call off a session when he can see Eliza is tired. In contrast, Eliza wants the approval of the never-satisfied Higgins. Later in the play, once Eliza grows independent of Higgins, is when he really becomes enamored of her.
16th Jun '16 2:08:58 PM margdean56
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* DeconfirmedBachelor: Henry Higgins embodies this trope, having said 'So here I am, a confirmed old bachelor and likely to remain so' and so much more. The only hang up is that he can actually be considered deconfirmed by the end—though most people agree he had at least befriended and came to care about Eliza by the end—and since he is such an extreme case that he'd never even had a female friend before, by his own admission, this could still be enough of an about face to qualify him.

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* DeconfirmedBachelor: Henry Higgins embodies this trope, having said 'So here I am, a confirmed old bachelor and likely to remain so' and so much more. The only hang up hang-up is that whether he can actually be considered deconfirmed by the end—though end--though most people agree he had at least befriended and came come to care about Eliza by the end—and end--and since he is such an extreme case that he'd never even had a female friend before, by his own admission, this could still be enough of an about face about-face to qualify him.
16th Jun '16 2:06:08 PM margdean56
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the first act of ''Pygmalion'', Henry Higgins brings Eliza to a tea party at his mothers' house. Lerner and Loewe dropped that scene and replaced it with the scene at the Ascot races (presumably to give the chorus something to do). They left unexplained how Eliza knows where Mrs. Higgins lives in order to visit her in the second act, as in this version of events she has never been there before.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the first act of ''Pygmalion'', Henry Higgins brings Eliza to a tea party at his mothers' mother's house. Lerner and Loewe dropped that scene and replaced it with the scene at the Ascot races (presumably to give the chorus something to do). They left unexplained how Eliza knows where Mrs. Higgins lives in order to visit her in the second act, as in this version of events she has never been there before.
11th Mar '16 4:59:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''My Fair Lady''''' started life as a stage {{musical}} by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, based on Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'', and starring Creator/JulieAndrews and Creator/RexHarrison. It was a smash hit when it opened in 1956, and set new records for the longest run in Broadway musical history (a title now held by ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', which is still running).

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'''''My ''My Fair Lady''''' Lady'' started life as a stage {{musical}} by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, based on Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'', and starring Creator/JulieAndrews and Creator/RexHarrison. It was a smash hit when it opened in 1956, and set new records for the longest run in Broadway musical history (a title now held by ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', which is still running).
7th Mar '16 4:09:35 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents: Received Pronunciation ("Queen's English") as enforced by Henry Higgins. A wide variety of other, more "common" ones, especially during the opening scenes.
-->Eliza: "''Eeyyyyaaaoooowwww!!''"
--->(...)
-->Higgins: "How many vowel sounds did you hear altogether?"
-->Pickering: "l believe l counted 24."
-->Higgins: "Wrong by 100. To be exact you heard 130."
7th Mar '16 4:08:33 PM PaulA
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* WordOfGod: According Shaw Liza continued to live with Henry and Pickering for another year or two before marrying Freddy but they all remained close friends. Okay, whatever you say, Mr. Shaw.
21st Jan '16 6:59:20 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* PygmalionPlot: Duh.

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* PygmalionPlot: Duh.%%* PygmalionPlot:
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