Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Watch-Along: So It Begins


Our watch-along begins at 8 PM sharp, Central Standard Time!  I will be making the comments public and unmoderated at about 7:45 CST... hopefully no spam will creep in, haha.  Please try and be here 15 minutes ahead of time so that we can all get set up and ready together.  Also, please get your video ready and playing (and then pause it right at the beginning) so that when we start at 8:00, we won't be wading through ads or previews, but can all just start at the exact same point.

This will be the big Discussion Post, so I won't say much more, only direct you to the comment box.  Oh, and please vote in the little poll I've got going over on the sidebar!

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Miss Dashwood said...

Oh, and when you do get on here, folks, don't forget to refresh this page every so often so you can see all the comments. ;)

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

I'm So Excited!!!!!!! Miss Dashwood, Melody you two are fantastic!

Hayden said...

How am I supposed to pick a favorite song???

Hayden said...

I have no idea what I just did but now my movie has spanish subtitles???

Miss Dashwood said...

Weeeeeird, Hayden. o.O Well... you'll learn some Spanish tonight, I guess. :P

Hayden said...

haha. I already figured out how to take them off :)

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...
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Hayden said...

Unfortunately I do have to get off the computer now, though. Thanks for hosting, Amy! :D

Miss Dashwood said...

Aaaaand comments are open. We start in just 15 minutes!

Awww, bye Hayden! If you can come back tomorrow night maybe we'll see you then!

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

I've never done one of these before Miss Dashwood, do we introduce ourselves?

Ashley said...

Yay!! Thanks for hosting this!! You guys are awesome!!! Have you heard Julie Andrews medley of all the My Fair Lady songs? It's amazing!!!

Miss Dashwood said...

Great idea, Evelyn, let's introduce ourselves! I'm Amy. Hi.

Ashley, I LOVE Julie Andrews' rendition!

Ashley said...

Hey! I'm Ashley! I'm 16 and I don't need a governess. I live in Phoenix and this is my second time watching this! Also, I am thankful for Google's new robot test!!

Ashley said...

By the way, what literary transmedia characters did you invite?

Miss Dashwood said...

Kudos for a Sound of Music reference! :D I tried to turn off word verification but apparently it's not working... it's making me type in numbers and I stinkin' OWN this blog. Um.

Ashley said...

It's not making me type in numbers. I just have to check a box?

Miss Dashwood said...

Cecily Cardew and Algernon Moncrieff of In Earnest... they both favorited the tweets so perhaps they'll show up tonight. :D

Melody said...

And I'm Melody. Hello, all. Yes, I am here too. Haha.

Miss Dashwood said...

Hello, Melody, nice to meet you. :D

Anyone else out there? Remember, even if you don't have a blogger account, you can comment under the "anonymous" option!

Melody said...

5 MINUTES. I'M GETTING SQUEEPISH.

Melody said...

Nice to meet you too, Miss Dashwood! I'm a big fan of yours. :P

Miss Dashwood said...

Well, ain't that a fine howdy-do. We should be friends, Miss Melody. :D THREE MINUTES FOLKS.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Thanks ever so much Miss Dashwood! I'm Evelyn a seventeen year old with a great fondness to reading, long walks in the countryside, music (both singing and the viola) and history.
My brother read over my shoulder and insists I add "Biggest Musical Nerd and Whovian"

Ash! You're hear too! :D
and oooooh exciting, that sounds fun Miss Dashwood (would you mind if I called you Amy :)? It is a little easier to type)

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

oh and Good Evening Melody :) It's 11.58 am here in Aus

Ashley said...

It's 6:58 P.M. here. Are we listening/watching the overture? (I think there's one?)

Miss Dashwood said...

Yes, please call me Amy! Much faster to type. And less formal, hahaha. Do you prefer to be called Evelyn?

Alexandra said...

I'm starting...btw I'm Alexandra and I used to blog a lot but now I don't have a life so I do theatre instead. Hello. :D

Miss Dashwood said...

Yep, we're starting right at the beginning, overture and all... now!!

Ashley said...

Started!

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Oh Thank You Amy and yes of course! :-) Erm.. I tend to be called Evie. Likewise it's easier to type.

Alexandra said...

I skipped the overture...oops. :D

Amy...I want to hear Someone We Both Know do On The Street Where You Live...no?

Miss Dashwood said...

Evie then! :D Gahhhhh I love this overture... and all the flowers. I read that you can hear the melody of "London Bridge" (the "my fair lady" part) in the overture somewhere but I've never been able to spot it... has anyone?

Alexandra said...

So I paused it so I'll be where you're at...someone tell me when Eliza bumps into Freddie. :D

Miss Dashwood said...

Ally, don't skip the overture. If you do, you won't recognize the musical themes when they come back later. :P
YUSSSS ME TOOOOOO.

Ashley said...

I really like medleys so I like most overtures! And this music is awesome!!

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Oh the overture's SO lovely! I might be playing it in strings.. (I'm a violist) :D

Ashley said...

What else did George Cukor direct?

Miss Dashwood said...

ALL THE DRESSESSSSSSSSS

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...
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Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

THE FASHIONS SO PREETY (just a warning I type in caps locks when I am fangirling.. like NOW! :D. Appologies in advance people :))

Ashley said...

RAIN!!!!

Miss Dashwood said...

I'm always amused by the fact that she calls him dear, hahahaha.

Ashley said...

Can someone please bring back cloaks!!! And they've bumped!

Ashley said...

Ahhh, it's pronounced haepence, not happence!!!

Alexandra said...

I'm reminded once again why Eliza is a dream role of mine. And also that my cockney sucks so that will never happen. Sigh.

Miss Dashwood said...

You need a reverse Henry Higgins to teach you to speak improperly, Ally. Like Julie Andrews had. :P

Ashley said...

Did Rex Harrison play on Broadway too?

Melody said...

So apparently detectives weren't gentlemen...

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Bring back cloaks, top hats and cravats yes please! :D

Bit off topic but..
We should start a movement that has supports when we get to 2020 to bring back swing dancing, the charlston and things like that... good idea?

Ashley said...

Blimey cow!!

Alexandra said...

Yes, Rex Harrison originated the role on Broadway.

And the Charleston is a blast. :D

Miss Dashwood said...

He did indeed play on Broadway as well!

Haha, that sounds like fun Evie!

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Garrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn!

Miss Dashwood said...

YOUNG WOMAN! CEASE THIS DETESTABLE BOO HOOING!

...Higgins is a real jerk.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Oh yes!! It would be! and My nanna tried to teach me how to do the Charlston which she learnt from her mum.. I don't know how they did it.

Ashley said...

You can hear the melody behind him but he just talks :D

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

I would LOVE so much to see this live on stage!
Tell me I'm not the only one

Ashley said...

I need to hear someone sing this, not say it!

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Why Can't The English Learn TO

Set a good example..
I always giggle at that bit

Melody said...

I want to be able to buy tea in a nice cup like that from a streetside thingy.

Ashley said...

"In America ..." No! 'MURICA!! Boo Higgins, boo!!

Miss Dashwood said...

This play is fantastic onstage. It's almost exactly like the movie. Or rather, the movie's almost exactly like the musical.

"I AM Colonel Pickering!' Love that bit.

Melody said...

Um, of course I'd love to see this live. LIKE REALLY REALLY BADLY.

Ashley said...

She punted the basket!!

Miss Dashwood said...

Ditto, Tween. Wonder if they really do have tea vendors like that in London? Nowadays, I mean?

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQmU4WjQ9o

Ash your wish has been granted by my brother.. although he talk sings a bit he sings a little :D

Watch when you have free time

Oh and It's Jeremy Irons too so that's a plus

I just found out from my mum she and Dad saw it live... and they have the program..... my jaw has hit the floor

Ashley said...

To see this live!!! Yes!!!

Where's Capri anyway?

These guys have really good harmony!

Also, is that Audrey Hepburn's voice or is she dubbed?

Alexandra said...

Love this song.

Alexandra said...

Audrey was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and who played one of the nuns in Sound of Music. :)

Melody said...

I think that this song is the one where it's easiest to tell that the singing doesn't quite match the video...

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

*looking up capri*

From what I know Audrey was dubbed by Marni Nixon who also dubbed West Side Story. However Audrey's real voice was used in one song and that's "Just you wait 'enry 'iggins"

Miss Dashwood said...

Audrey Hepburn was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Anna in The King and I, Maria in West Side Story, and appeared as a nun in Sound of Music.

I am a fount of information. :P

Ashley said...

That guy with glasses creeps me out!
And yes, this song is loverly!

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Alexandra.. we think alike! :D

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

and Amy too! Wow! :D

Melody said...

Amy-- if they do, we shall track them down.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

75 comments already and we are only just into teh film.. wow!

Melody said...

BOO HERE COMES MR ANNOYING.

Ashley said...

Thanks guys! Marni Nixon, yes, I've heard of her! She dubbed Maria!! Oh well, my favorite song in that movie doesn't even involve Maria :D (It's "America")

They're tap dancing!!

Ashley said...

It kind of looks like the London of Mary Poppins!

Ashley said...

What's on his head? It looks like what some construction workers wear in summer here!

And why is that guy sleeping in the wagon?

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

I love the little violin solo in WIBL :D

Miss Dashwood said...

Mr. Annoying, hahahahahahhaha. Ugh. Him and his backwards baseball cap.

Jess Dunlap said...

Hey guys just made via iPad! And YouTube yaaay

-jess

Melody said...

HAHAHA to everybody providing information about the dubbing... but there are a few bits in here actually sung by Audrey Hepburn. Like the beginning of Just You Wait, and random bits of Without You, I think.

This part of the movie always seems a bit weird and why-is-it-in-there-ish to me. With all the pausing and everything, you know.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

well it's soli... :P so the whole section

Miss Dashwood said...

it IS the London of Mary Poppins! Mary Poppins is set in 1910 and this is in 1912.

Melody said...

"Hop along, Charlie, you'er too ooooold for me!" --my sister's favorite part of the whole movie. :P

Melody said...

*you're

Miss Dashwood said...

Fun fact, this whole flowermarket scene is leftover from the stage play-- all the pausing and freezing is part of how they set the stage for these scenes. It's really cool when you see it live.

Ashley said...

Ahhh, that makes sense! Did he just think his own daughter was someone else?! :D

Melody said...

UGH I HATE ELIZA'S FATHER

Miss Dashwood said...

"Hop along Charlie, you're too old for me!" LOVE that bit.

Melody said...

Well, they can get away with more when it's live, haha. You're not expecting it to be realistic, y'know?

Miss Dashwood said...

Let's form a We Hate Halfred P. Dooli'le Fan Club. :P

Jess Dunlap said...

HAHaHA the version I'm watching is in Spanish. Non comprendo.

Ashley said...

That tuning fork thing is cool!

Melody said...

HAHA ELIZA'S HEAD

"My name is of NO concern to you whatsoever." HAHAHA.

Ashley said...

That hat :D

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Hey Jess!!!! :D
Ooooh if only I was a Soprano I could be Eliza.. #altoproblems

Melody said...

I meant to say Eliza's hat.

I'm not good at multi-thinking. :P

Miss Dashwood said...

It's literally a pitch fork. Hahahahhahahahahahhaa.

I LOVE the line about her name. :D

Ashley said...

He's wearing a Mr. Rogers cardigan :D

Melody said...

"BUSINESS? MANKIND WAS MY BUSINESS!"

no wait wrong movie

Jess Dunlap said...

Hi Evie! I am not going to get far with the Spanish version.....MUST FIND ENGLISH VERSIoN.

Melody said...

HAHAHAHA about the Mr Rogers cardigan. It isn't red, though.

SIT DOWWWWWWN!

Miss Dashwood said...

Higgins is so rude and I hate him and I love him. :P

Ashley said...

God made dirt and dirt don't hurt!

Melody said...

I hate Higgins and I think he's funny. I don't think I love him though. Hahahaha.

Ashley said...

Yes, Amy, just like Rhett Butler!!

Miss Dashwood said...

"You wouldn't have the face to ask as much for teaching me my OWN language!" I adore this scene.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

I agree with you Amy!

Melody said...

Sometimes I think Eliza's a bit dense at the beginning to have such a good grip on everything by the end of the movie. :P

Ashley said...

I need a two story library with a piano!!!!

Miss Dashwood said...

I know... it's like she underwent an intelligence boost too. Haha.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Oh! My nephew's coming over soon.... nooooo! :( I'll be back for tomorrow hopefully!

Jess Dunlap said...

"I'm a good girl I am!!!!!"

Ashley said...

Looks like we're betting on friends now :) "Chugga chugga chugga choo choo"

Miss Dashwood said...

"Well, put her in the dustbin."
"AOWWWWWW!"

Melody said...

Higgins has no idea how to recognize his faults. :P

Melody said...

I think Higgins is the high-functioning sociopath. Hahaha.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Give me that libary any day! :D

I must sadly go! I'm so sorry! Lovely "meeting" you all!

See you tomorrow hopefully

Jess Dunlap said...

So far behind you all, shoopid YouTube.

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

and HAHA great sherlock reference Melody! :D

Miss Dashwood said...

Because every girl wants the streets filled with young men shooting themselves for her. :P

Ashley said...

Awww :( See ya tomorrow Evie!

Miss Dashwood said...

Bye Evelyn! Nice chatting with you!

Melody said...

CHOCOLAAAAAAATE

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Bye Ash and Amy!! and everyone!! :-)
Lovely chatting! See you soon hopefully!

Ashley said...

Mrs. Pearce reminds me of someone, but I don't know who?

Melody said...

Yeah, that's even worse than having a line of beaux on a string and making them crazy for you. :P

Ashley said...

That started to get inspirational!

Melody said...

Ooh, she starts out a presumptuous flower girl and ends a presumptuous insect. Hmm.

Miss Dashwood said...

The aaaaaaaaaaangels will WEEP for you!
(And all the Whovians gasp in horror.)

Melody said...

I WANT THE BEDROOM

Amy, remember me reenacting scenes like that one when I came into your room? ;D

Oh my goodness Mrs. Pearce looks so solemn and scary, haha.

Ashley said...

I kinda like the wallpaper, but then it gets on my nerves.

Miss Dashwood said...

That's an awful lot of steam for one bathtub. I hope she doesn't get burnt. :P

Miss Dashwood said...

That's an awful lot of steam for one bathtub. I hope she doesn't get burnt. :P

Miss Dashwood said...

That's an awful lot of steam for one bathtub. I hope she doesn't get burnt. :P

Ashley said...

Dump her in fully clothed for goodness' sake!

Melody said...

If I can't be Eliza in this show, I want to be a maid. :D Even THEY have nice dresses.

Alexandra said...

he sounds like my siblings taking a bath, hahahaha.

Ashley said...

He's holding half of a head! Henry Hamlet!

Melody said...

That IS a lot of steam. Wow.

This song--er, chant--is annoying. :P

Melody said...

Well... at least Henry Higgins isn't a wife-hunter. Hahahahaha.

Ashley said...

He kinda sounds like Mr. Rogers for a second!

Melody said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA Ally!!!

Miss Dashwood said...

This song is exceedingly annoying.
BAHAHAHAHAH about Henry Hamlet though. And your siblings, Ally. (My brother loves taking baths. He becomes Aquaman. :P)

Ashley said...

How was Rex Harrison on Broadway?

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

coughijustfinallycheckedthisbeforeloggingoffcoughcough

The Angels! *Hides and clutches my TARDIS necklace*

Ok I'm really going now my newphew's arrived

Melody said...

Um, dude, you already swear a lot. :P

Ashley said...

Real mature Higgins, blame everything on women! How did you get on earth again?

Melody said...

Oh Henry... shut your ugly dump truck face already. :P (Anybody who didn't get that reference... it was a reference... just so you know.)

Miss Dashwood said...

I wanna see this famous large Wagnerian mother. :P

Ashley said...

More booming and boisterous than you? And I always though he said Hungarian barber :) CHIPMUNKS!!

Miss Dashwood said...

I wanna see this famous large Wagnerian mother. :P

Melody said...

*mute button*
So whaaaat'd you all do today? :P

Ashley said...

Wow, Alfie, I've never seen a more iron-y arm than yours! Not...

Ashley said...

Thanks for the warning Melody :)

I went to school.. Man, I thought he was going to throw dirt on them!

Ashley said...

Purple and green!! Ewww!!

Melody said...

*unmutes temporarily*

It wasn't necessarily a warning... but I dislike that song. :P

Ashley said...

Her own father don't even know her :D

Melody said...

*mutes again*

Melody said...

Listen, everybody! General L-- no, wait, wrong musical.

Um, Miss Dashwood begs me to inform you all that her internet is being very Mean at the moment and isn't letting her comment/load comments. Hopefully she'll be back soon.

*unmutes*

Ashley said...

He looks so different without his hat!!

Melody said...

I WANT HIGGINS' LIBRARY. The room, that is, and shelves.

EWWWW Alfred is disgusting.

Ashley said...

I'm willing to tell ya, I'm wanting to tell ya, I'm waiting to tell ya!

Ashley said...

Breathy laugh!!! (Studio C reference :)

Melody said...

Henry looks so amused. :P

Melody said...

And Pickering looks shocked and disturbed. :P

I don't know why Higgins thinks he can change people's personalities too...

Melody said...

"What are you doing here?" Hey, Amy, it's when I came to see you. hahahaha.

Ashley said...

That wink! And I do not like that dress at all!! #sorrynotsorry

Miss Dashwood said...

LEFAVORITEDRESSSSSSSSSS

AND JUST YOU WAIT!

Also I'm back, hi peasants. And Melody. :D

Melody said...

NO CHOCOLATES?!??!!

The last straw, haha.

Miss Dashwood said...

Okay, so THIS right now is Audrey Hepburn, but when she switches to "one day I'll be famous" it'll be Marni Nixon.

Ashley said...

I really like Julie Andrews version of this song!

Melody said...

Hi, Majesty. :P

YAY DRESS.

Ashley said...

Wow, that's a big voice change! And I thought my glasses were dirty :P

Miss Dashwood said...

Haha, I'm so used to listening to this song on the soundtrack that it sounds weird to have the king in there...

Melody said...

HAHAHAHA HENRY'S FAAAAAACE

"What the WHAT is she doing." :P

Ashley said...

She just sat in his lap like he was Santa or something!

And are they shooting him or beheading him?

"Can I have a pair of capris?"

Alexandra said...

The end of the song is the best part. :D

Melody said...

Interesting theology, Higgins...

Ashley said...

Yay! Fun training montage!

Miss Dashwood said...

Amy and Melody in unison: NO ELIZA YOU DIDN'T SY THAT, YOU DIDN'T EVEN SAY THAT.

Santa's lap, Ashley... bahahahahahahahaha.

Ashley said...

So I read the script for the Broadway recently, and she passes out in this scene? "Hever!"

Ashley said...

FIRE!!!

Ashley said...

And the harmony nerd in me squees!

Ashley said...

She's wearing a tie?!?!

Miss Dashwood said...

I want a cup of tea now.
HAHAHAHHA POOR PICKERING.

Ashley said...

Did he just say pline caike?

Ashley said...

Boo Higgins, boo!! Badly done, Emma!

Melody said...

Why is that maid telling the policeman? o.O

Melody said...

I want tea too. AND a tart.

Miss Dashwood said...

Because the policeman is her beauuuuuuuuuuu. :{P

Ashley said...

Can Higgins even do this?

Ashley said...

Why did they sleep with newspapers over their head?

Melody said...

SHHHHH EVERYBODY APPRECIATE THE SPEECH

Ashley said...

And his coat is purple...

Miss Dashwood said...

I ADORE THIS SCENE

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