Entertainment Magazine

Hello, Dolly! (1969) Review

Posted on the 28 January 2017 by Caz @LetsGoToTheMov7

Hello, Dolly! (1969) Review

Matchmaker Dolly Levi is about to turn everything upside for Horace Vandergelder as she attempts to find a partner for him. Whilst also getting his niece and two clerks to also travel to New York City causing total mayhem between all of the people.

Oh yes another musical, which I must add that I had never seen before. Whenever I watch an old musical that I have not yet watched I wonder why. This one is exactly the same, especially considering it is also part of the Best Picture Project.

Directed by the legendary Gene Kelly, it really does have so many show stopping songs and dance numbers in such an epic manner. What else would you really expect? Especially with Barbra Streisand in the leading role, she really is so good at this type of role. A loud in your face character who can break out into song at any given moment.

Horace is not a very likeable man and we can quickly see why he has had trouble finding a woman to marry him, the relationship with his niece has hit breaking point when he does not approve of the man she wants to marry. This creates a lot of tension especially when Dolly comes along and puts more fire in the situation. Clerks Cornelius and Barnaby want nothing more than some time off work to go out into the City and explore, maybe even kiss some girls as well. Again though nothing really goes to plan for anyone who decides to head into New York City.

It was great to see Michael Crawford in this film as well considering how fantastic of an actor he has been in musicals, especially pretty early on in his career. I will admit I had no idea he was in the film until it started and his name came up on screen. Very engaging and showing off his talent. I was wondering what Walter Matthau was going to be like in a musical and it turned out that he could hold his own and was very good as Horace.

The musical numbers really are huge and we get plenty of extras on screen dancing and it looks very epic. Something which I think is very much seen in older musicals more than the most recent ones. Its great though as really does look more like when they are put on stage with the ensemble/swing taking part in everything. The color used is constantly bright and changing which makes it even better to watch and enjoy.

Dolly has her own hidden agenda, I mean come on Horace is a half millionaire and she is a matchmaker. I think we can guess and figure out where that is going to go. As you already know I have such a passion and love for musicals, this is not going to be my only viewing of this film. I will be coming back for more and listening to the songs, I will admit that I ddi not recognize any of the songs which was slightly disappointing as I thought over the years I had managed to listen to a very wide variety of show tunes. I guess that was not actually the case.

Certainly a film to catch up with if you just adore the musical genre and Streisand, I really do need to watch more of her back catalog as appreciating her even more with each film that I see.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
    LIFESTYLE
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME

Magazines