Category: 2006 Holiday Gift Guide
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The late screen legend Audrey Hepburn uses music from Maurice Ravel’s “Mother Goose” as the framework for this production. Narrating the story portrayed by the background music, her performance, although intended for children, is that of an adult performing for adults. There are no exaggerated intonations or characterizations. What we hear is what one would expect from Hepburn: a dignified performance that is dainty with precise enunciation and fitting inflections. The music is apparent, but a nice complement to her fine voice.
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A great gift for any garden lover!
The special tribute edition of Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn has been released on DVD! This 3-disc set contains the complete series of 8 programs and features a new 45-minute documentary reconstructing Audreyâ€™s tour for Gardens of the World, with extensive never-before-released footage of Audrey on location at Tintinhull House in Somerset, England.
Pursuit of Beauty offers an experience of remarkable authenticity, and a consummately incisive portrait of Audrey Hepburn: the bravura performer; the fine, collaborative artist; the delighted lover of gardens and nature, the life affirming humanitarian, and the truly gracious, incomparable star. Also featuring signature scenes from the acclaimed series, In Pursuit of Beauty serves up 17 spectacular garden locations with Audrey, in seven countries â€“ Holland, Dominican Republic, USA, Japan, Italy, France and England.
Viewers can enjoy In Pursuit Of Beauty as one grand, al fresco world tour, or pause and breathe in the beauty of more than thirty scenes. Chapter access is provided for each of Audreyâ€™s five separate production itineraries. Two particularly captivating sequences include Audrey at the tulip naming ceremony in her honor at the Hepburn ancestral home in Apeldoorn â€“ all in Dutch; and “One Fine Day”, which includes on-location interviews with Audrey, the director, the producer, and with extensive behind-the-scenes footage of Audreyâ€™s memorable day of filming at Tintinhull House in Somerset, England.
Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn â€“ Audreyâ€™s Emmy Award winning and final performance before the camera â€“ has been recognized as the most accomplished, beautiful garden series ever produced. Audrey believed that the gardens, not she, were the real stars, and wrote: “After years of challenge and reward in my own garden, I greatly looked forward to spending time in some of the worldâ€™s most beautiful gardens. I never imagined they would reveal the diverse range of expression they did.”
The new Tribute Edition 3-disc DVD features the complete series of 8 programs, with narration by renowned actor Michael York: Roses & Roses Gardens, Formal Gardens, Country Gardens, Public Gardens & Trees, Flower Gardens, Tropical Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Tulips & Spring Bulbs. Also included are selections from the original music soundtrack featuring the works of Purcell, Debussy, Ravel, Rameau, Vivaldi, Copland and more.
BONUS FEATURE: Until now, the story of Audrey Hepburnâ€™s decided influence in Gardens Of The World has never really been told. who better to tell this enchanting story than Audrey herself? The newly produced 45-minute documentary reconstructs Audrey Hepburnâ€™s grand world tour for Gardens of the World â€“ cinÃ©ma vÃ©ritÃ©, with intimate never-before-released footage of Audrey on location in the spring and summer of 1990 â€“ and premiers on the Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn Tribute Edition 3-disc DVD . “I know that for Audrey the making of Gardens of the World was not only a marvelous adventure, but also one of the most rewarding experiences of her life and career”, noted Audreyâ€™s life partner, Robert Wolders. “The new documentary so wonderfully captures her heart and spirit. It confirms those personal qualities of Audrey the public somehow instinctively imagines to be true, but otherwise would NEVER be able to know.”Entry filed under: 2006 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guide, Television | Comments Off
In Funny Face, Fred Astaire plays a fashion photographer based on real-life cameraman Richard Avedon, in this entertaining musical directed by Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain). The story finds Astaire’s character turning Audrey Hepburn into a chic Paris model–not a tough premise to buy, especially within this film’s air of enchantment and surrounded by a great Gershwin score. Based on an unproduced play, this is one of the best films from the latter part of Astaire’s career. –Tom Keogh
The DVD of Funny Face contains the movie, plus a retrospective documentary about the making of the film.
Funny Face Movie Sountrack – This compact disc contains beautiful music by Gershwin with vocals by Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson. Songs include How Long Has This Been Going On?, He Loves And She Loves, On How To Be Lovely, and the famous ‘S Wonderful!
Finally, there are several adorable (and afordable!) Funny Face posters to choose from including the Classic Funny Face Movie Poster (at right) and the Audrey Hepburn Funny Face Italian Poster also available. Check them out!
If you love a good murder mystery, you’ll love Charade!
Audrey Hepburn plays a Parisienne whose husband is murdered and who finds she is being followed by four men seeking the fortune her late spouse had hidden away. Cary Grant is the stranger who comes to her aid, but his real motives aren’t entirely clear–could he even be the killer? The 1963 film is directed by Stanley Donen, but it has been called “Hitchcockian” for good reason: the possible duplicities between lovers, the unspoken agendas between a man and woman sharing secrets. Charadeis nowhere as significant as a Hitchcock film, but suspense-wise it holds its own; and Donen’s glossy production lends itself to the welcome experience of stargazing. One wants Cary Grant to be Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn to be no one but Audrey Hepburn in a Hollywood product such as this, and they certainly don’t let us down. –Tom Keogh
Charade Criterion Collection DVD in Anamorphic Widescreen – The Criterion Collection version of Charade is a must-buy for those die-hard Charade fans. The disc contains commentary by director Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone, the new anamorphic transfer with restored image and sound, and a selected filmography of Stanley Donen with an introduction by Donen biographer Stephen M. Silverman, plus Peter Stone career highlights. This version features the film in its original aspect ratio for the first time ever.
Charade DVD – Standard version of the film without all the bells and whistles.
Charade Movie Sountrack – This compact disc contains music from the fantastic motion picture score composed and conducted by Henry Mancini.
Finally, for those of you who love Charade but want something more, why not buy the bonus edition that also contains the recent remake of the film, The Truth About Charlie, with its associated feature commentary, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette.
It seems blasphemous to remake Stanley Donen’s classic romantic thriller Charade, but The Truth About Charlie achieves its own unique identity. Rather than mimic the inimitable chemistry of the original, director Jonathan Demme takes a vividly contemporary approach, with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton well cast in roles originated by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The plot’s essentially the same, kicking into high gear when Newton–the unwitting courier of a priceless treasure–is chased around Paris by her murdered husband’s military cohorts, an avuncular embassy official (Tim Robbins), and a suave stranger (Wahlberg) whose true identity remains elusive. In a film filled with twists and turns, Demme fails to find a consistent tone of humor, romance, and danger. But he’s crafted a peculiar Parisian valentine, seasoned with Gallic cameos (singer Charles Aznavour, Anna Karina, director AgnÃ¨s Varda) and vibrantly alive with music, style, and forward momentum. Charade it’s not, but that’s not necessarily a complaint. –Jeff Shannon
The Audrey Hepburn UNICEF postcards, with 13 different images, are great stocking stuffers this Christmas. With proceeds from the cards going towards the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, these postcards fit with the holiday spirit as well!Entry filed under: 2006 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guide | Comments Off
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About Roman Holiday
Princess Anne is touring Rome, and decides to get ‘out and about’ away from her normal life. She meets with an American reporter and his photographer, who show her the sites. The reporter is initially more interested in a story than the Princess, but begins to fall for Her Highness…
Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for Best Actress at the 1953 Academy Awards for her performance in Roman Holiday: Hepburn embodies an image of chic style that would rule for the rest of the fifties. No coincidence: she won an Oscar, and so did veteran costume designer Edith Head.
About the Special Collector’s Edition
This DVD edition contains:
- Fully restored version of the film
- Retrospective featurette, “Remembering Roman Holiday,” with new interviews with actor Eddie Albert, author Molly Haskel, Catherine Wyler (daughter of director William Wyler), and Paramount producer A.C. Lyles
- “Edith Head: The Paramount Years” featurette
- “Restoring Roman Holiday” featurette
- Photo galleries
About My Fair Lady
Gloriously witty adaptation of the Broadway musical about Professor Henry Higgins, who takes a bet from (his friend) Colonel Pickering that he can transform unrefined, dirty Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady, and fool everyone into thinking she really is one, too! He does, and thus young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill falls madly in love with her. But when Higgins takes all the credit and forgets to acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him for Freddy, and suddenly Higgins realizes he’s grown accustomed to her face and can’t really live without it.
About this special edition DVD
This awesome two-disc edition contains:
- Hour-long Documentary from 1994, “More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady” hosted by Jeremy Brett (Audrey’s love interest in the film) about the film restoration process, the musical’s stage beginnings, voice dubbing, costume design, and other topics.
- Audrey Hepburn’s alternate vocals for ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’ and ‘Show Me’
- Commentary by art director Gene Allen, singer Marni Nixon and restoration team Robert Harris and James Katz; as well as comments by Martin Scorsese & Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Vintage Featurettes: 1963 production kickoff dinner, ‘The Fairest Fair Lady’ making-of featurette, Audio of George Cukor directing the actors (with production stills), Posters and Lobby Cards with Rex Harrison Radio Interview, Rex Harrison’s Golden Globe Acceptance Speech, 37th Academy Awards highlights, and LA Premiere Footage!
- ‘Show Me’ Galleries: Black and White Production Stills/Production Documents/Cecil Beaton Costume Sketches/Architectural Drawings/Poster and lobby cards
- Trailers of Lerner and Loewe musical movie adaptations!
- New transfer from the 1994 restoration of the film
There are so many great Audrey Hepburn art prints and posters available. Here are some of our favorite posters from Audrey Hepburn’s classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Audrey Hepburn in her iconic role as Holy Golightly admires the Tiffany’s display in Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
In the final scene of the film, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) and Paul Varjak (played by George Peppard) passionately embrace!
Audrey Hepburn standing in front of Tiffany’s in her little black dress! Check out those stunning jewels behind her “at Tiffany’s!”
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