Movie class: My Fair Lady




Lee Wright 9:04 PM
Poor slum-area lady with horrible English pronunciation.
Crass manner of speaking.
Higgins made a bet that he could teach her to speak like a lady.
Pickering bet Higgins he couldn’t do it.
Higgins won the bet.
Eliza lived in Higgins’s house.
Etiquette (manners)
Pass her off as a lady (deceit)
He said language and behavior “make the lady”.
Once he motivated her, she began learning easily. When they danced, she fell in love.
She went to a race.
“do ’em in”
She used “them” as the subject sometimes.
Freddy fell in love with her.
After the bet was over, no one appreciated her effort, so she was angry and left.
He “talked down” to her.
Stockholm Syndrome
(becoming sympathetic with your captors and maybe even joining their efforts)
“Patricia Hearst” is a famous case.

me 9:12 PM
4. Do you think it’s right to behave in the same manner to all human souls?

Lee Wright 9:13 PM
Are all people equal?
Higgins vs. Pickering towards Eliza.
Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise is the right to vote in public, p
Higgins was always egocentric and narcissistic.
mi SOJ guh nee

Vasanth Prabakar 9:18 PM

Lee Wright 9:19 PM
(mi SOJ juh nee)
misogynistic (mi SOJ uh NISS tik)
fair = beautiful, lovely
fair weather
British have “dry humor”.
Thousands of dialects
in India

me 9:23 PM
1. Why professor said that English is the language of the bible

Lee Wright 9:23 PM

me 9:23 PM

Vasanth Prabakar 9:24 PM
thou, thee…

Lee Wright 9:24 PM
The King James version of the Bible is flowery language.

me 9:25 PM
Is it common to have too many songs in your country’s cinema

Lee Wright 9:25 PM
My Fair Lady is a “Musical”.
Like the “Sound of Music”.
Musicals are a genre of movies.
Suitable content of the songs
Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
gist (jist)
theme (th as in think)

Jörgen Olsson 9:27 PM

Lee Wright 9:29 PM
Classical music is Beethoven and Bach.

Vasanth Prabakar 9:30 PM

Lee Wright 9:30 PM
Studied “My Fair Lady ” in 10th grade

me 9:31 PM
3. What is the moral of the movie?

Lee Wright 9:31 PM
romance, comedy, musical
Taken something for granted or not valuing something in front of your face.
What was taken for granted in this movie?
Eliza was taken for granted.
gender (jender)

Jörgen Olsson 9:33 PM

Lee Wright 9:34 PM
Higgins was taking Eliza for granted.
Wives feel “taken for granted” sometimes. So pat her on the head sometimes. 😉
Her old neighborhood didn’t even recognize her.
They treated her like a lady.
She didn’t belong there anymore.
It was Freddy or Higgins.
Her father? What message here?
He was a bum.
No responsibilities, just begged for beer money.
Then he became rich.
Father sold her to Higgins “for a song”.
Higgins referred her dad to a millionaire.
The millionaire liked her father and made him rich.
When he died, he left money to her dad.
Doolittle (DO little)
(actually a pun name)
He became a better man…
but didn’t necessarily like it.

Jörgen Olsson 9:43 PM
What is “pun name”?

me 9:43 PM
2.Do you have special language for high society?
6. Are our manners and language interelated

Lee Wright 9:44 PM
Her father was a bum and he did very little work (do little work)
high society patois, perhaps?
paa twah

me 9:46 PM
accent , dialect

Lee Wright 9:47 PM
argot or patois = language of a particular group of people
rich people’s “parlance”
King’s language or royal language
UK says the “Queen’s English”.
Official language of business and politicis

Vasanth Prabakar 9:51 PM

Diana Yarmolinska 9:53 PM

me 9:53 PM
metal bar

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