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My Fair Lady Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 23 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of My Fair Lady.
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My Fair Lady was a throwback to happier times in the world of movie musicals. Companies were trying to cash in on the former popularity of musicals with such shows as My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Mary Poppins. Needless to say, the strategy worked. These blockbuster musicals along with others brought in the crowds that had been missing in recent years for some of the studios.

Musicals offer the advantage of being able to play out life with added musical commentary and asides. The music enhances the emotion behind the words and actions of the characters. Additionally, the characters can express themselves through their unique songs and dances.

Although this musical is based on the stage play Pygmalion, much of the movie's power relies on the musical numbers. Expressions and emotions are portrayed through music, lyrics, and dancing. We see that...

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