As part of a classroom assignment, our brief was to create a book in dimensions no larger than 4"x4" on a scene from our favourite movie.
My Fair Lady is the musical adaptation of George Barnard Shaw's 'Pygmaleon', starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It follows the story of a Cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Hepburn) and her attempt to become a lady in high society London, under the tutellage of phoeneticist Professor. Henry Higgins (Harrison).
This miniature book is symbolic of the contrast in Eliza's personality, as the 'dirty' flower girl she will always be inspite of her transformation into a lady. This has been depicted with the sharp contrast between the dirty cover of the book that rubs off on the reader's fingers, and the elegantly playful typeface inside its clean pages.
The fact that she never truly loses her quirks and her real personality in her attempt to become a part of high society London is what makes this film unique, and so special to me.
The entire film speaks about the challenges she faces trying to find herself as she blossoms into a sophisticated young lady. In spite of who she becomes in the process, her real personality - that of being crass and opinionated always shines through.