Funny Girl Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Striesand, Omar Sharif

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Adapted from the Broadway musical about the life of Fanny Brice, the Jewish comedienne and singer who grew up poor on New York's Lower East Side and became a star with the Ziegfeld Follies, this 1968 film made a new star of Barbra Streisand. The romantic plot involves Brice's marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, smooth gambler Nick Arnstein (Sharif). It's pretty loose as biography and a bit long at 151 minutes, but rich in music and emotion as Streisand belts out songs from "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade" to "My Man." It was also the penultimate of 69 films by director William Wyler, who long before had done "Ben-Hur," "Wuthering Heights," and "The Best Years of Our Lives."
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

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Script Analysis of Funny Girl

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   performer or comedian    -   actor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   Jewish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing    -   lot of singing and dancing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   play

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