My Fair Lady My Fair Lady (1964) this musical is about Eliza Doolittle's magical change from a lower class flower girl into a fine lady. My Fair Lady became a highly successful movie. It received 12 Academy Award nominations in 1964 and won eight AcademyÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs. It is a comedy but the movie has romance and heartbreak. There are romantic songs like ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂI could have danced all nightÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and humorous ones like ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂIÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂm just an ordinary manÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ Meeting Eliza Doolittle, Colonel Pickering & Professor Higgens In the opening scene of My fair Lady we meet the main characters, Professor Henry Higgens (Rex Harrison) a professor of phonetics, Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) a lower class flower girl and colonel Pickering a student of Indian dialects. They are in the convent gardens. Professor Higgens hears Eliza, the flower girl speaking and begins to take notes. Eliza finds this suspicious and she assumes she is in trouble.
She objects and says she has done nothing wrong, but the professor keeps taking notes. Henry Higgen then insults Eliza DoolittleÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs English and sings ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWhy canÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt the English learn to speak?ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ The song attracts Colonel Pickering who, as it turns out, has come from India to meet Professor Higgens. The Professor and colonel Pickering then talk about their shared interest in speech. She listens to the professor and colonel Pickering talking and she then starts to desire to become a lady. Colonel Pickering and Professor Higgens sing ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWouldnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt it be lovely?ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ The song ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWhy canÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt the English learn to speak?ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is about people like Eliza that donÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt speak correctly. The orchestra in the background accompanies the song.
ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWouldnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt It be lovely?ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is a song about their lives if they were more wealthy. They would have a nice place to stay and would be able to eat thing like chocolates.
Higgens at Work Professor Higgens and Colonel Pickering are discussing about phonetics when Eliza makes an entrance at the HiggenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs house. She tells them she wants to become a lady and have lessons to become one. Professor Higgens thinks it is a ridiculous idea and tells her to leave. Colonel Pickering convinces him it would be an interesting challenge and says he will have a bet with Higgens. Colenel Pickering says he will pay for the expenses if he is able to turn Eliza in to a proper lady. Higgens, then sends Eliza upstairs to be dressed and have a shower to look more presentable. Professor Higgens expresses his feelings about women and sings ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂLet A Woman In Your LifeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ ElizaÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs father hears about Eliza living at Professor HiggnenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs place. He showÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs up at HiggenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs place and earns a few dollars ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWith a Little Bit of LuckÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ. After intensive English lessons. Eliza is able to pronounce her words correctly. She was able to pronounce and sing ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Rain In SpainÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂI could have danced all NightÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂLet a woman in your lifeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is a song that Professor Higgens sings. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs about him, he does what he likes and he wouldnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt let a woman into his life. ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Rain In SpainÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ This is a song they sing because this is what Eliza learns how to say. Colonel Pickering and Professor Henry Higgens are happy because they have finally succeeded.
ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂI could have danced all nightÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ this is a song Eliza sings. She is excited by the fact of being able to know how to say The Rain in Spain. This is a joyful song.
The orchestra accompanies all these songs.
ElizaÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs Debut The Setting is at the Ascot Opening Races. Eliza charmed HiggenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs mother and her friends until she started speaking about the weather. We then see that she need more that vocabulary to be a lady. She shouted ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂMove your blooming arse!ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ to a horse during the race. In spite of these incidents she manages to win the heart of Freddie who instantly falls in love with her.
All the people at the Ascot Races sing ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂAscotte GavotteÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ they sing about the horse race. The way they are singing is very elegant.
The Street Where Eliza Lives Freddie admits his devotion to Eliza, by singing ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂOn the Street where you LiveÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ outside her doorstep, however Freddie wasnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt able to see Eliza because of the maid would not let him in because Eliza was embarrassed by her performance at the Ascot racetrack to see him.
ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂOn the street where you liveÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ Freddie Eynsford-Hill sings this. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs a romantic song about his love for Eliza Doolittle.
ElizaÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs Test Colonel Pickering and Professor Higgens challenge is presenting Eliza at the ball for the queen. Eliza astounds everybody with her beauty, grace.
The queen was bewitched by ElizaÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs charm & the Prince requested a dance with Eliza. Eliza is now a lady. When They return home, Eliza is only to be ignored by Professor Higgens and Colonel Pickering. They sing ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂYou Did ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ Eliza decides to leave, She is confused by her anger. Professor Higgens sings ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂWhy CanÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt A Woman Be More like A manÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ The song ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂYou did ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is about how Eliza is really a proper lady now. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs a happy song however Eliza is upset due to Professor Higgens and Colonel Pickering because the Professor is only by the reason of having won the bet with Colonel Pickering. She is also worried about what will become of her because Professor Higgens wonÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt need her anymore.
ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ The Confrontation Eliza rejects Freddie. She decides to return to the Convent Garden but no one recognises her and with no place to go, Eliza goes to Mrs HiggenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs place. Mrs Higgens agrees that her son is an inconsiderate person. Mrs Higgens then leaves Eliza to confront Professor Higgens when he makes his entrance. Eliza tells him that she can do without him. She sings ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂI can do without YouÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and asks him to leave. Professor Higgen leaves, he is happy with the success of turning Eliza into a lady. However later, on the way home he realises that he will miss Eliza. He sings ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂIÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂve grown accustomed to her face.ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ In the end thay are reunited and they realise they canÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt live without each other.
The song ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂIÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂve grown accustomed to her faceÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is a song he sings because he realizes he was use to having Eliza around. It wouldnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt be the same if she left. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs a sad song he realizes heÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂll miss her.