01 02 03 Life, Unconditionally: Audrey 04 05 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 31 32 33


How is a person supposed to just pick one favorite movie?  Is that even possible???  At the very LEAST I would have to include two movie franchises.  Instead I will focus on another film obsession of mine: Audrey Hepburn, specifically in How to Steal a Million (1966).  It is by far my favorite Audrey film; it has humor, romance, intrigue,  art, manipulation, etc.  The film also stars Peter O'Toole and Hugh Griffith.

The premise for the film is a straight-laced daughter (Hepburn) must steal a priceless sculpture from a museum in order to protect her father (Griffith), the art forger.  To do this, she enlists the help of a new acquaintance (O'Toole) made under uncommon circumstances.  They face multiple obstacles, including the police, art buyers, time limits, and broom closets.  The plot for How to Steal A Million may be over the top, but I don't think the execution is.  The sets and costumes are perfect, and there are some great one-liners dispersed throughout.  William Wyler was the director, who also directed Funny Girl and Roman Holiday.

What makes this film great is that the humor is seems effortless.  When most people think of Audrey Hepburn, they think of Breakfast at Tiffany's.  They don't realize that Audrey's comedy work is just as brilliant.  Honestly, some of her "less serious" works are my favorites.  Of course I loved Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Nun's Story, and War and Peace, but sometimes those films are just too heavy.

This movie is a true classic and I believe that most people can find something to enjoy within it.

Here is the movie trailer, which is a bit much.  But then again so were the 60s.

Images via, via, via

Labels: , , ,

35 36 37 38