Gigi (1958) and My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Dir. Vincente Minnelli. Starring Louis Jourdan, Leslie Caron, Hermione Gingold Dir. Gus Van Sant. Starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Richert “Thank heaven for little girls,” Honoré (Maurice Chevalier) sings, and it’s as apt an opening for the film as there could be; there can be no question of why they are thanking heaven. The men… Read More Gigi (1958) and My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Songs from Musicals: #33, “On the Street Where You Live,” from My Fair Lady

Honorable mentions: “The Rain in Spain,” “With a Little Bit of Luck” Times have changed, as we mentioned a few posts back, and one of the changes that I find most curious in our expectations for films is that everyone should be able to do everything for the parts they play. Remember when it came out that… Read More Songs from Musicals: #33, “On the Street Where You Live,” from My Fair Lady