Funny Girl

Directed By: William Wyler Starring: Barbra Streisand

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Only her mother believes fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at keeney's music hall, her hilarious debut as a rollerskating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later, fanny is working for florenz ziegfeld in his famous follies and brings the house down.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40160445
UPC 043396030893
UPC 14 00043396030893
Format DVD
Release Date 6/3/2003
Rating Rating
Keywords
Biographical
Comedians/Comediennes
Essential Cinema
Music (General)
Recommended
Romance
Singers
Theatrical Release
Vaudeville
Editors Note
Note In FUNNY GIRL, the highly fictionalized musical biopic, Barbara Streisand makes her film debut in a reprisal of her Broadway role as Ziegfeld star Fanny Brice. Brice, a poor Jewish girl from New York's Lower East Side, rose to fame and won audience's hearts everywhere with her comic antics and powerful singing. Unfortunately, she had far less success in her personal life, and the film focuses on her doomed romance with her first husband, gambler Nicky Arnstein.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "...As enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry..." 08/31/2001 p.6
Total Film "...Quirky, charming and very funny, Babs screams talent..." 03/01/2002 p.107
Entertainment Weekly "...As an exercise in unintentional self-revelation, it's mesmerizing, with Streisand hammering home the comedy..." 11/02/2001 p.55
Directors
William Wyler
Actors
Barbra Streisand
Cast & Crew
Kay Medford - Actor
Omar Sharif - Actor
Walter Pidgeon - Actor
Anne Francis - Actor
Barbra Streisand - Actor
William Wyler - Directed By
Bob Merrill - Lyrics By
Jule Styne - Music By
Herbert Ross - Musical Numbers Directed By
Ray Stark - Produced By
Isobel Lennart - Screenplay By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1968
Catalog ID 03089
UPC 00043396030893
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 155 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Awards
Oscar (1968) Barbra Streisand, Winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role,Kay Medford, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Harry Stradling Sr., Nominee, Best Cinematography,William Sands, et al., Nominee, Best Film Editing,Walter Scharf, Nominee, Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture,Bob Merrill (lyrics) & Jule Styne (music), Nominee, Best Music, Song,Ray Stark, Nominee, Best Picture,, Nominee, Best Sound
Golden Globe (1968) Barbra Streisand, Winner, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy,William Wyler, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Director,Bob Merrill (lyrics) & Jule Styne (music), Nominee, Best Original Song
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Streisand,Barbra
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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