|re: The messy brilliance of the MY FAIR LADY film (VERY LONG!)|
|Last Edit: keikekaze 07:34 pm EDT 03/31/21|
|Posted by: keikekaze 07:31 pm EDT 03/31/21|
|In reply to: The messy brilliance of the MY FAIR LADY film (VERY LONG!) - Michael_Portantiere 05:59 pm EDT 03/31/21|
|In point number 6, the song you're referring to is "I'm An Ordinary Man," not "A Hymn To Him."
To address several of your other points, I imagine that the reason several lyrics that had been re-written for London reverted to their original Broadway form in the movie was that Warner et al. were aware that by 1964 approximately two-thirds of the American public had committed the Broadway cast album to memory. That cast album was the best-selling record in any genre of the 1950s. You don't fool around with that kind of success, if you're commercially wise. As I tried to indicate in the thread below, the uppermost thought in the movie people's minds in 1964 would heave been to reproduce the most celebrated Broadway musical experience of all time as precisely as possible in every detail.
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