History Theatre / MyFairLady

12th Jun '17 1:43:02 PM Madrugada
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* TheEdwardianEra: 1912, to be precise. ([[FridgeHorror Makes one rather wonder]] about Freddy's [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI fate]].)
** In a flash of FridgeBrilliance, this may imply a case of DeathOfTheHypotenuse.
** In 1912, Edward VII had been dead for two years so strictly speaking the New Georgian Era.
*** In historical terms, the Edwardian Era lasted from the death of Queen Victoria until the First World War.

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* TheEdwardianEra: 1912, to be precise. ([[FridgeHorror Makes one rather wonder]] about Freddy's [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI fate]].)
**
) In a flash of FridgeBrilliance, this may imply a case of DeathOfTheHypotenuse.
** In 1912, Edward VII had been dead for two years so strictly speaking the New Georgian Era.
*** In historical terms, the Edwardian Era lasted from the death of Queen Victoria until the First World War.
DeathOfTheHypotenuse.
12th Jun '17 1:40:31 PM Madrugada
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Higgins, who comes from noble stock, is such an offensive and crass boor that his mother has banned him from her social circle. This is illustrated at the horse races where sumptuous hats and tuxedos are on display; enter Higgins, crashing the party in his usual, dusty-looking tweed. Higgins' out of control ego could suggest some kind of narcissistic personality disorder or, considering his obvious genius, a high-functioning form of Asperger's.
10th Jun '17 12:58:06 AM NightShade96
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* LessonsInSophistication: Eliza Doolittle receives such lessons from Professor Higgins after he made a bet with Colonel Pickering.



* Lov Epiphany: "Damn damn damn damn! I've grown accustomed to her face!"

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* Lov Epiphany: LoveEpiphany: "Damn damn damn damn! I've grown accustomed to her face!"



* MeaningfulName: A name like Doolittle totally makes sense for someone like Eliza's father. Eliza herself, [[UnfortunateName on the other hand]]...

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* MeaningfulName: A name like Doolittle totally makes sense for someone like Eliza's father. Eliza herself, [[UnfortunateName [[UnfortunateNames on the other hand]]...
20th Feb '17 11:00:21 AM dsneybuf
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* PinkProductPloy: Every DVD cover since 2004 has a pink background. (The 2004 cover actually uses a 1964 poster which was pink to begin with.)
26th Jan '17 11:04:22 PM DouglasFir
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Added DiffLines:

* ThoseTwoGuys: Harry and Jamie, Alfred Doolittle's friends and fellow dustmen.
3rd Jan '17 5:28:19 PM Geoduck
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* Lov Epiphany: "Damn damn damn damn! I've grown accustomed to her face!"



-->Pickering:"...marriage isn't so frightening; you married Eliza's Mother."
-->Doolittle: "Who told ya that, guv'ner?" [Gives Pickering a headshake and a slightly leering wink.]

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-->Pickering:"...-->'''Pickering:''' ...marriage isn't so frightening; you married Eliza's Mother."
-->Doolittle: "Who
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'''Doolittle:''' Who
told ya that, guv'ner?" [Gives guv'ner? ''[Gives Pickering a headshake and a slightly leering wink.]]''
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.
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