|A real PICTURE from the actual musical!|
But in case you aren't an Anthony Andrews fan, I implore you to watch The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 immediately.
Oh, that was not what I meant to say. Let's try again. In case you aren't an Anthony Andrews fan, I implore you to realize that he's not the only reason this My Fair Lady is amazing. Fully staged (I wish I could've been there to see it!), with a superb cast (yes, even without the... the individual... playing Henry Higgins), beautiful music, great lyrics, splendiferous storyline...
And of course An... the actor playing Professor Higgins... was absolutely perfect for the role. I nearly forgot to say that. :P
"Goodbye, Professor Higgins. I shall not be seeing you again." Sob.
By rights this should be on the nearly-choking-Chauvelin scene in The Elusive Pimpernel or the mug-throwing scene in El Dorado, but those unfortunately aren't in the movie.
Um, I didn't have any tea this morning. It was way too hot. It has been SO HOT for the last while.
But I've been thinking about this for quite a while and have a question for all of you. That ending is so deliciously abrupt. You don't get told half the amount you want to hear about the end. Were Henry Higgins and Eliza in love? Would they maybe get married? Or would they be just sort of companionable friends? I read somewhere that in Pygmalion (the play MFL is adapted from) George Bernard Shaw intended for Eliza to marry Freddy.
Marry Freddy! What an infantile idea!
Ahem. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I like to think that they were actually in love, even though it's not directly said in the musical. What do you think?
Oh, and in case you didn't know,
ANTHONY ANDREWS CAN SING!