July 5, 2021

112 Funny Face, Educated, & Double Indemnity Preview

Indy goes to Paris with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face, Sam likes Tara Westover’s Educated so much she double recommends it, then we preview next week’s deep dive, the classic film noir Double Indemnity.

 

Funny Face is a 1957 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and written by Leonard Gershe, containing assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Although having the same title as the 1927 Broadway musical Funny Face by the Gershwin brothers, and featuring the same male star (Fred Astaire), the plot is totally different and only four of the songs from the stage musical are included. Alongside Astaire, the film stars Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson.

 

Educated (2018) is a memoir by the American author Tara Westover. Westover recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college, and emphasizes the importance of education in enlarging her world. She details her journey from her isolated life in the mountains of Idaho to completing a PhD program in history at Cambridge University. She started college at the age of 17 having had no formal education. She explores her struggle to reconcile her desire to learn with the world she inhabited with her father.

 

Funny Face Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs6ASCq9YtY&ab_channel=AdlerangriffeAdlerangriffe

Educated by Tara Westover: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educated_(book)
Double Indemnity Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3wjJcuGsVE

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