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Funny Girl

Posted in Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance with tags on January 10, 2010 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketBright musical biography of  Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice.  Barbra Streisand, reprising her Broadway role is nothing less than astonishing in her film debut.  As a biography, its authenticity is questionable, but as an introduction to the talent that is Barbra Streisand, it‘s stunning.  This film is the prefect star vehicle for the egomaniac.  Everything revolves around her and she’s in virtually every scene.  Legendary director William Wyler was not known for comedies or musicals and he applies an overly-produced feel to the proceedings.  It’s also over-long at 155 minutes.  However, whenever our lead actress sings, it’s magic.  The iconic score includes the songs “People”, “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “My Man”.

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