Reviews and Blog Posts: Sound of Music

Why not Funny Girl?

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Why are the same three films selected for sing-along nights: Grease, Sound of Music, and Rocky Horror Picture Show? 

Determined to put a stop to this and introduce some diversity, I asked an unsuspecting table of diners last evening: Why not Funny Girl? One diner felt the film had received too much bad press when first released in 1968 because Omar Sharif, a Franco-Arabic actor, was playing romantic lead to a young Jewish Barbara Streisand. He didn't know that Streisand had earned an Oscar for her performance. Another diner felt the story was too dated (like Maria in the Alps isn’t).

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