Friday, December 9, 2011

Cinema Tuesdays {Victor Victoria}

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For those of you who have not seen it, Victor Victoria is Blake Edwards' 1982 remake of a little known 1933 German film of the same name wherein a struggling light opera singer named Victoria (Julie Andrews) meets up with Toddy (Robert Preston) a struggling gay cabaret singer who comes up with a brilliant money making idea. Turn Victoria into Victor, the world's greatest female impersonator and "he" becomes the toast of Paris, provided no one finds out that "he's" a phoney. Matters are of course complicated when James Garner shows up, falls in love with Victoria and doesn't approve of her "woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman" lifestyle.
I love this movie! It's hilarious, the suits are gorgeous and the interiors are stylish. Plus, I love the character of Norma, pretending to be Jean Harlow in Dinner at Eight.

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1 comment:

Sam said...

I find your blog by complete accident and love it! I also love all things vintage and old movies...I spent ages the other night doing screen grabs for an old movie called the VIP's with Maggie Smith and Liz Taylor...not one came out sadly! I would be ever so grateful if you could let me know how you do it..I expect its a bit of software I don't have :0(

Happy blogging
Love Sam in the UK!