Funny Face

♫ “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.

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Top Hat

I’m currently taking a “Television-Film Aesthetics” class this semester, and thought the weekly screenings presented the perfect opportunity to write about some of the films from my notes. This past week, we watched Top Hat (1935) and were encouraged to think about the appeal of a musical in the 1930s. I know there is so much to cover in detail, but I will focus on writing about some of the parts that especially stuck out to me.

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