My Fair Lady vs. Mary Poppins (w/ Russ Fischer)

The Canon #140 February 4, 2018

Film critic Russ Fischer joins Amy to kick off Oscar Movie Month with a musical showdown from 1965. First, Amy and Russ talk Best Picture winner “My Fair Lady,” noting Audrey Hepburn’s physical expressiveness, director George Cukor’s use of freeze, and standout songs. Then, they break down “Mary Poppins,” touching on its technical achievement, its depiction of the suffragette movement, and the exuberance Julie Andrews brought to the titular role. Should “My Fair Lady” or “Mary Poppins” enter The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!

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