Reel Insight #85: Classic Actress Series - Audrey Hepburn

It's time to balance out the cosmos and cover a classic leading lady, which we do by discussing the career of Audrey Hepburn. Here's what to listen for:

0:00 - Intro/Plugs/Feedback
3:16 - New Movies: Wanderlust (Jess) and The Dark Knight Rises (Rachel)
15:05 - Star of the Week: Audrey Hepburn
16:42 - Roman Holiday
22:38 - Sabrina
26:37 - Funny Face
30:47 - The Nun's Story
36:40 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
42:09 - The Children's Hour
48:25 - Charade
53:15 - My Fair Lady
59:40 - Wait Until Dark
1:07:36 - Robin and Marian
1:14:00 - Random Segment: General Thoughts on Classic Film
1:19:18 - Wrap-Up

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  1. Hey, I listened since I went through all of Hepburn's movies a year ago on my blog and was curious to see where we matched up. I am totally with you guys on Funny Face; usually Stanley Donen is a pretty solid director, but I think all of his strengths just collapsed in on himself there.

    I am puzzled why you skipped two of her best performances in Two For the Road and They All Laughed. Two for the Road is probably the closest she ever came to completely breaking her pixie persona, and it's incredibly moving as well. You should check them out if you get a chance.

    1. Thanks for the recommends. Since we only pick 10 films, we have hard decisions in what to narrow down. Of course we try to hit the best known classics and Oscar nods, but it's also nice to choose stuff from early in the career and late in the career to try to encompass as much range as possible. Sometimes it's just hit or miss of what we'll pick.


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