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Funny Girl (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on December 18, 2011

94. Funny Girl (available for streaming via Netflix and Amazon)

Here is the trailer for Funny Girl.

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Funny Girl is the 1968 film based on the Broadway musical.  Starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif, we are told the story of Fanny Brice, or at least the fictionalized version of her, seeing as Fanny was a real person with the same basic story as the Fanny Brice in this story.

We meet Fanny when she is struggling to find her way onto the New York stage.  She auditions for anything that will come along, and ends up getting a break on roller skates that turns her luck around.  She meets a man named Nick Arnstein who helps her get a high-paying gig (while being totally handsome and charming).  Months later, she is starring in a big Ziegfeld show and Nick Arnstein shows up to celebrate with her.  They hit it off and then he vanishes off into the night to do some “business.”  Months later they meet up again, and after trying to play it cool, Fanny lets her love be known, and Nick reciprocates.

The rest of the film takes us through ups and downs in Fanny and Nick’s life, leading to an ultimate decision of whether or not they are meant to be together or not.  My husband didn’t know that this movie was mostly a love story, and expected more of a “struggle for the career she always wanted” from Fanny.  However, it is more of a love story than anything else.  It is a great, classic musical, and I definitely recommend a viewing.

Funny Girl is available on DVD from Amazon for $10.49.

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Sights and Sounds #19

by Jamie Sanford on May 30, 2011

Sights and Sounds #19!

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So, Aqua is apparently back? This is the video for their new single, “How R U Doin?

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So far, “The Edge of Glory” might be my favorite song from the new Lady Gaga album.  More on that later.

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So , I grew up listening to Barbra Streisand because my mom and grandmother love her. I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve seen Lea Michele go wrong with any of the classic Barbra songs, and she did “My Man” really well on Glee last week.

Curvy girl of the week is Kat Dennings, who looked crazy hot at the Thor premiere.

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