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A fashion photographer (Fred Astaire) transforms a meek Greenwich Village book clerk (Audrey Hepburn) into an international supermodel in this effervescent musical bursting with droll Gershwin tunes and glamourous Parisian locales.
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"Think Pink!" commands a fashion mag's new marketing campaign in Stanley Donen's lavish tribute to haute couture, but this breathtaking digital print of "one of the last great musicals" (David Thomson) will have you contemplating crimson (as in a Givenchy gown or red-lined raincoat), noir (a beatnik ensemble of black turtleneck and Capri pants), and every colour in between. Funny Face stars Fred Astaire as a veteran fashion photographer, loosely based on Richard Avedon (who served as visual consultant on the film), who discovers the next supermodel working in a Greenwich Village book store: ethereal Audrey Hepburn, who reluctantly leaves her dusty tomes for the Paris of Sartre and Montmartre. With droll Gershwin tunes, the legendary Kay Thompson as a fashion editor modeled on Diana Vreeland, and a succession of City of Light locales — Hepburn poses next to Victory of Samothrace in the Louvre — Funny Face is damnably deluxe. "Knocks most other musicals off the screen for its visual beauty, its witty panache, and its totally uncalculating charm" (Time Out London).