♫ “I love your funny face / Your sunny, funny face…” ♫
Last Sunday, Fred Astaire’s melodic voice was playing on a loop in my head as I returned to The Cinefamily for one last matinee of the summer. Classes would be resuming the following day for me, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see their screening of Funny Face (1957)—one of my favorite films. I don’t even care how cheesy it can be, I will always love it. The film starts off their newly-themed series, “Paris Belongs to Us”—featuring classic movie musicals that take place in the effervescent city of Paris.
To celebrate the 100th birthday of Gregory Peck this month, I attended a screening hosted by American Cinematheque for their Standing Tall double-feature series. While I would have loved to see more of Peck’s films on the big screen, there was one that I just couldn’t bear to miss. Not again, anyway.
Three years before Audrey Hepburn placed an iconic image behind the Holly Golightly moniker (a euonym for happy-go-lucky?), Truman Capote published his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Whether book or film, the story follows a man’s friendship with the effervescent tenant who lives downstairs.