Für ein wissenschaftliches Experiment nimmt der exzentrische Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) das ungebildete Blumenmädchen Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) unter seine Fittche. Er will...
Erscheinungsdatum: 02/2008, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Penguin Readers Level 3 My Fair Lady, Auflage: 2. Auflage von 1980 // 2nd Revised edition, Autor: Lerner, Alan Jay, Verlag: Pearson Longman // Pearson Education Limited, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Englisch // Testverfahren und Zertifikate für Englisch als Zweitsprache // Fremdsprachentexte // Fremdsprachenerwerb: Hörverständnis // Fremdsprachenerwerb: Lesekompetenz // für weiterführende Schulen // für die Sekundarstufe I // für die Sekundarstufe II // für die Erwachsenenbildung, Rubrik: Lektüren, Interpretationen, Seiten: 49, Reihe: Penguin Readers, Gewicht: 64 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Two years before stars KATHARINE HEPBURN (The African Queen) and CARY GRANT (North by Northwest) and director GEORGE CUKOR (My Fair Lady) would collaborate on The Philadelphia Story, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by PHILIP BARRY. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister (Hepburn). With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well. Special Edition Features New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Holiday (1930), a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, directed by Edward H. Griffith New conversation between filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and ’71 Costume gallery PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens
From one of the truly legendary directors of the Hollywood’s golden era, George Cukor (My Fair Lady, The Philadelphia Story), comes the beloved comedy-classic Born Yesterday... Judy Holliday (Bells Are Ringing) gives an unforgettable, Oscar-winning performance as Billie Dawn, the ‘dumb blonde’ girlfriend of corrupt millionaire junkyard tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford, All The Kings Men). A man with social ambitions, Harry is embarrassed by Billie’s uncouth behaviour and lack of social refinement, so he sends her on on a crash course in culture with young journalist Paul Verrall (William Holden, Network, The Bridge on the River Kwai). Billie proves to be an able student in lessons of life and love, whilst also becoming all too aware of her partners crooked business dealings. Emboldened by her new education, she stands up to Harry and his bad ways. Acclaimed for its delectably witty screenplay (based on Garson Kanin's smash-hit Broadway production) Born Yesterday is a tour de force of comic acting, which boasts sizzling performances from its main players and pitch-perfect direction from Cukor. The film is presented here for the first time in stunning High Definition, with a selection of informative and entertaining extras. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Yesterday Today, a newly-filmed video appreciation by film critic Geoff Andrew Remembering Judy Holliday, the academic Richard Dyer celebrates the Oscar-winning actress Da na na... BUH-BOOM!, a new video essay on the film by critic David Cairns Image gallery Original trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ignatius Fitzpatrick
This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history of My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a great era in American musical theater: Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur Freed, and many others. How these people worked together to conceive, finance, write, produce, stage, and present these brilliant shows is detailed here, in this audio edition of one of the most delightful books ever written on the world of Broadway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Case. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004845/bk_rand_004845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Read by the actor Alex Jennings. Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonically hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more. At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey. Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children. Claire Tomalin, author of Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys, paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. Charles Dickens: A Life is the examination of Dickens we deserve. Alex Jennings is an associate actor with the RSC and has also worked with the Royal National Theatre. He was Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, for which he won the second of his Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. He played Charles, Prince of Wales in the film The Queen, and his TV appearances include The State Within, Inspector Morse and the title role in Ashenden. He's a prolific reader of audiobooks, the most notable of which are The Horse and his Boy, Oliver Twist and Attention All Shipping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000213/bk_pauk_000213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fresh Air recognizes the release of a new special edition DVD of the film West Side Story by airing archival interviews with cast members George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, and Marni Nixon. The film, which is a screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about New York City gangs circa 1960, won ten Oscars. George Chakiris played Bernardo in the movie, and won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Chakiris was born in 1935 and made his acting debut at the age of 12. He's been in many films, TV shows, and plays. He got the West Side Story film role after playing the role of Biff in the London theater production of the play. Actress Rita Moreno won an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story. She's been in dozens of films and TV shows. Many baby boomers will remember her from the kids' PBS series The Electric Company. She played a starlet in Singin' in the Rain. Moreno is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as being the first performer to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy (however, the entry is inaccurate; Barbara Streisand won all four by 1970). Marni Nixon is the singing voice of Maria (played by Natalie Wood) in West Side Story. She also did voiceovers for Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. More recently, she did voiceover work for the animated film Mulan. (Original Broadcast Date: October 25, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030418/rt_whyy_030418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls? boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school?s English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë?s last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances. This is a high quality book of the original classic edition. This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work. These few paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: Such an individual seated in his arm-chair, his mug of ale frothing on the round table before him, is to be seen in any circuit of five or six miles among these hills, if you go at the right time after dinner. ...Happily, an inhabitant of the kitchen made more despatch: a lusty dame, with tucked-up gown, bare arms, and fire-flushed cheeks, rushed into the midst of us flourishing a frying-pan: and used that weapon, and her tongue, to such purpose, that the storm subsided magically, and she only remained, heaving like a sea after a high wind, when her master entered on the scene. ...On coming up from dinner, however, (N.B.?I dine between twelve and one o?clock; the housekeeper, a matronly lady, taken as a fixture along with the house, could not, or would not, comprehend my request that I might be served at five)?on mounting the stairs with this lazy intention, and stepping into the room, I saw a servant-girl on her knees surrounded by brushes and coal-scuttles, and raising an infernal dust as she extinguished the flames with heaps of cinders. ...She was slender, and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding; small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes, had they been agreeable in expression, that would have been irresistible: fortunately for my susceptible heart, the only sentiment they evinced hovered between scorn and a kind of desperation, singularly unnatural to be detected there. ...Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out?on their peril to keep me one minute longer?with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
Sparkling with wit, wisdom and wonderful songs including, 'I Could Have Danced All Night', 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly' and 'Get Me To The Church On Time', the musical play based on Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' has been delighting audiences since it was first performed in the 1950s.When overbearing Professor Higgins stumbles on flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, in Covent Garden he recognizes that her hideous vowels and forgotten consonants are all that separate her from the upper classes. Higgins wagers that he can pass her off as a Duchess in a matter of weeks. But what will become of Eliza when the bet is over? This edition of 'My Fair Lady' includes the complete script and a selection of black and white stills from the Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.