History YMMV / MyFairLady

20th Sep '17 1:15:29 PM gurkle2
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** The movie got this for over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn, which became highly controversial even though movies had been dubbing people almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested). The negative media coverage was widely seen as costing Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].

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** The movie got this for over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn, which became highly controversial even though movies had been dubbing people almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested). The negative media coverage was widely seen as costing Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].
20th Sep '17 1:14:56 PM gurkle2
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film version has pretty much overshadowed the original stage play.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The film version has pretty much overshadowed the original stage play.



** The movie got this for over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn, which became highly controversial even though movies had been dubbing actors almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested). The negative coverage was widely seen as costing Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].

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** The movie got this for over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn, which became highly controversial even though movies had been dubbing actors people almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested). The negative media coverage was widely seen as costing Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].
20th Sep '17 1:13:44 PM gurkle2
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** The movie got this for the controversy over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn. Even though Hollywood musicals had been dubbing actors without controversy almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested), it suddenly became a major media story that was widely seen as costing Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].

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** The movie got this for the controversy over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn. Even Hepburn, which became highly controversial even though Hollywood musicals movies had been dubbing actors without controversy almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested), it suddenly became a major media story that protested). The negative coverage was widely seen as costing Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].
20th Sep '17 1:10:19 PM gurkle2
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** The movie got this for the controversy over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn. Even though Hollywood musicals had been dubbing actors without controversy almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested), it suddenly became a major media story that was widely seen as costing Audrey Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].

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** The movie got this for the controversy over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn. Even though Hollywood musicals had been dubbing actors without controversy almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested), it suddenly became a major media story that was widely seen as costing Audrey Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].
20th Sep '17 1:09:39 PM gurkle2
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** The movie got this for the controversy over the use of a NonSingingVoice for Audrey Hepburn. Even though Hollywood musicals had been dubbing actors without controversy almost since the beginning of sound ("We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin," producer Jack Warner protested), it suddenly became a major media story that was widely seen as costing Audrey Hepburn an Academy Award nomination, and mostly killed off the practice of dubbing actors with better singers - even when [[Theatre/{{Camelot}} they couldn't sing]].
20th Sep '17 1:02:32 PM gurkle2
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** "I think she's got it! By George, she's got it!"
20th Sep '17 12:55:42 PM gurkle2
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* MisBlamed: Many critics and commentators have blamed Alan Lerner for changing the ending of Shaw's play to make it seem like Higgins and Eliza might get together. He actually used the exact same ending as the 1938 film version.
8th Sep '17 9:51:48 AM KandC
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* CutSong: "Say A Prayer For Me Tonight" was written for this show, but cut and used later in ''Gigi''.
** Also, there's an extra verse sometimes re-added to "You Did It" expanding on Karpathy's raves about Eliza's certain Hungarian birth.
2nd Sep '17 6:20:00 PM Tarlonniel
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* MemeticMutation: "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain."

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"The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain."



** When it was first made, Eliza came across as much more unacceptably uncouth to theatre-goers, and therefore just as bad as Henry, whereas it's getting more and more common to see Henry as a misogynistic, snobbish villain unfairly putting Eliza down. Basically, they're each supposed to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but current values don't look favorably on characters like Higgins.
*** There's also an element of laissez-faire that won't be present to today's audience. Modern audiences sympathise with Eliza since her poverty and upbringing would naturally cause her to be rough in her speech and mannerisms, but older ones might be less sympathetic. To today's audience Henry also comes off as arrogant, buying Eliza for an entertaining game while she just wants to make a fair deal to rise above her station and pay for lessons, and he implies she should be grateful just because he was luckier in life than she was, and even implies that she's basically one of his belongings in one scene.

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** When it was first made, Eliza came across as much more unacceptably uncouth to theatre-goers, and therefore just as bad as Henry, whereas it's getting more and more common to see Henry as a misogynistic, snobbish villain unfairly putting Eliza down. Basically, they're each supposed to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but current values don't look favorably on characters like Higgins.
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There's also an element of laissez-faire that won't be present to today's audience. Modern audiences sympathise with Eliza since her poverty and upbringing would naturally cause her to be rough in her speech and mannerisms, but older ones might be less sympathetic. To today's audience Henry also comes off as arrogant, buying Eliza for an entertaining game while she just wants to make a fair deal to rise above her station and pay for lessons, and he implies she should be grateful just because he was luckier in life than she was, and even implies that she's basically one of his belongings in one scene. Basically, they're each supposed to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but current values don't look favorably on characters like Higgins.
27th Apr '17 9:10:06 AM ooh
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* AwardSnub: Despite her acclaim, Audrey Hepburn did not get an Academy Award nomination for her work.

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* AwardSnub: Despite her acclaim, acclaim in the film, Audrey Hepburn did not get an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In a twist of irony, Creator/JulieAndrews, who played Eliza on stage and was controversially rejected to reprise her work.role in the film version, won in that category the same year for ''Film/MaryPoppins''. Speculation arose that Hepburn wasn't nominated due to her singing voice being dubbed, and others believe that Andrews won because the Academy sympathized with her not being able to play Eliza.
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