Monday, April 27, 2015

FUNNY LADY

Directed by Herbert Ross / 1975 - Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen & Arnold Schulman - Music Arranged and Conducted by Peter Matz - Additional Songs by Billy Rose

Cast: Barbra Streisand (Fanny Brice), James Caan (Billy Rose), Omar Sharif (Nicky Arnstein), Ben Vereen, Roddy McDowall, Larry Gates

Tracks by Kander & Ebb: How Lucky Can You Get - So Long Honey Lamb - Isn't This Better - Blind Date - I Like Him - I Like Her - Let's Hear It For Me

The plot: After ending her relationship with Nicky Arnstein, Fanny Brice decides to move on. One day she meets Billy Rose who wants her for his new show; what starts as a work relationship soon becomes more than that and they end up in each others arms. Helped by Fanny, his new show is a success, but he isn’t a monogamous man and soon she finds all about it. But the show must go on and so must her life.

Awards Nominations: Oscar for Best Original Song ("How Lucky Can You Get"), Cinematography, Musical Adaptation, Costume Design and Sound. Golden Globe for Best Musical/Comedy, Actor (James Caan), Actress (Barbra Streisand), Male Actor Debut (Ben Vereen), Original Score, Original Song ("How Lucky Can You Get")


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