Saturday, 27 August 2005

My Fair Lady

Sometimes, I turn on the TV while I’m eating with the intention of switching it off after I’ve finished.

However, occasionally, a film has started - one of those films that you only have to see a bit of to make you want to see the rest of it. We all probably have a list. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be one of your favourite films: there just has to be something compelling about it; something that makes you want to see the end of it even though you’ve seen the ending many times.

Well, that just happened to me with My Fair Lady. It is probably one of my favourite musicals – a genre I’m not too fond of. Grease is another favourite musical.

The films I usually watch through to the end even if I catch them in the middle include: any Star Wars, any Raiders, any Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jean de Florette, Manon de Source and probably loads more that I can’t think of at the moment.

There should be a name for these types of films. For convenience, in future, when I come across more films like these, I’m going to call them Fair Ladies, eg “I came across another Fair Lady the other day. It was …”.


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