Are you basing your opinion on the Blu-ray? DVD? 35mm showing or 70mm showing. There is a difference. It will be interesting to learn what you think of Oliver as both MFL and Oliver imo are the two best musicals ever made.
On the original 1964 road show at The Stanley Theater in Philadelphia, PA. MY FAIR LADY is my favorite musical, and I couldn't wait to see the movie. It, in no way, reminded me of the musical I saw in 1959, on stage. It was inferior, in every way, to what I experienced on stage. I hated every, plodding second of it. A really great film transcends venue and format. MY FAIR LADY was dull, staid and uncinematic, even in 1964. It was as if all involved had no idea they were making a movie. But this thread is about OLIVER!, a film where everyone involved knew they were making a movie. I'm looking forward to receiving the Blu-ray. Hopefully, today.