VICTOR VICTORIA

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Blake Edwards Victor/Victoria Movie Poster

Victor/Victoria is a 1982 British-American musical comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, and John Rhys-Davies. The film was produced by Tony Adams and scored by Henry Mancini, with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was adapted in 1995 as a Broadway musical. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. It is a remake of the 1933 German film Victor and Victoria.

The film's screenplay was adapted by Blake Edwards (Andrews' husband) from the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria written and directed by Reinhold Schünzel from an original story treatment by Hans Hoemburg. According to Edwards, the screenplay took only one month to write. Julie Andrews watched the 1933 version to prepare for her role. The film had been planned as early as 1978 with Julie Andrews to star alongside Peter Sellers, but Sellers died in 1980 while Andrews and Blake Edwards were filming S.O.B. (1981), so Robert Preston was cast in the role of Toddy.

The costume worn by Julie Andrews in the number "The Shady Dame from Seville" is in fact the same costume worn by Robert Preston at the end of the film. It was made to fit Preston, and then, using a series of hooks and eyes at the back, it was drawn in tight to fit Andrews' shapely figure. Black silk ruffles were added to the bottom of the garment to hide the differences in height. The fabric is a black and brown crepe, with fine gold threads woven into it, that when lit appears to have an almost wet look about it.


The film received 7 Academy Award nominations including Best Actress Julie Andrews, Best Supporting Actor Robert Preston, Best Supporting Actress Lesley Ann Warren; Best Screenplay – Based on Material from Another Medium Blake Edwards; Best Art Direction Rodger Maus, Tim Hutchinson, William Craig Smith and Harry Cordwell
Best Costume Design Patricia Norris, and won for Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse

1982

11" × 17"

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