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Funny Girl (1968)

G  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  19 September 1968 (USA)
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Plain faced Fanny Brice rises to stardom on the New York Vaudeville Stage and maintains a turbulent marriage with suave gambler Nick Arnstein.

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The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from Nick Arnstein. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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People who see FUNNY GIRL are the luckiest people in the world!


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19 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$14,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,560 (USA) (31 August 2001)

Gross:

$223,306 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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Screenwriter Isobel Lennart famously described working with Barbra Streisand as "a deflating ego-crushing experience." See more »

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In Baltimore, Fanny and Nick come out of a restaurant and lean on a post. In the next cut, they are further down the pier and not leaning on the same post as before. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fanny Brice: [looking in the mirror] Hello, gorgeous.
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Music by Jule Styne
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a (hello) gorgeous debut for Barbra Streisand
8 November 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one sense, "Funny Girl" is a little hokey, but it's really good nonetheless. In an Oscar-winning role, Barbra Streisand makes her film debut as Fanny Brice, who wanted dearly to be a Ziegfield Folly. Brice wasn't particularly good-looking, but she was sassy enough to have what it took (as certain scenes show). Accompanying her was gambler Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), whose habits eventually went too far for his own good.

Both Streisand and Sharif do a great job, as does director William Wyler. As someone who doesn't usually like musicals, I have to speak positively of this one. It's a real treat in every sense. This is what classics are all about.


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