Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Funny Girl

Funny Girl came out in 1968, directed by William Wyler and starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif. I was in college before I saw it. Some of those songs were everywhere back then.

Youtube has it online in short segments, with the first of these embedded below:

The other segments can be viewed here.

Time.com has a snarky review. Roger Ebert gives it 4 stars but says the only good thing about it is Streisand. Salon.com also praises Steisand. Variety says,
The saga of the tragi-comedienne Fanny Brice of the ungainly mien and manner, charmed by the suave card-sharp Nick Arnstein, is perhaps of familiar pattern, but it is to the credit of all concerned that it plays so convincingly.

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