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Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisble Man

Abbott  and Costello Meet The Invisible Man (1951)

Starring: Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Arthur Franz

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Right off the bat, I have something to say: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein isn’t all that good, is it? 305 more words

Screwball Comedy

Monkey's Business!

Barnaby: All set. Is you motor running?

Lois Laurel: Is yours?

Barnaby: Takes while to warm up.

Lois Laurel: Does, me too. 211 more words

Fantasy

Classic for a Reason -- "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

My Man Godfrey, 1936, Universal Pictures. Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard. Directed by Gregory La Cava. B&W (Colorized version also available) 94 minutes

A surprisingly sophisticated hobo is discovered by a scattered young woman and then hired as the butler for her wealthy family, and shines a sometimes unwelcome light on their chaotic, misguided lifestyle. 632 more words

Classic For A Reason

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrian Brody, Saoirise Ronan

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel, which feels kind of like a darkly comedic Marx Brothers film, is the most beautifully shot, perfectly designed and altogether gorgeous film I’ve reviewed so far, bar none. 298 more words

Screwball Comedy

The Lady Eve: The Joke's On Her

I’ve been thinking about the adage that the best screwball comedies have leads who are roughly equal, able to give-and-take and be worthy opponents: Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, Clarke Gable and Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. 372 more words

Movies

Welcome . . . J.L. Salter!

This week, I’m delighted to welcome author J.L. Salter to talk about writing romantic comedy and his latest release, Stuck on Cloud Eight.

Jeff has been a supportive fellow author and friend online since I was first published, so it’s great to be able to ask him a few questions here on the blog.  1,166 more words

Writing

classic for a reason-- "Midnight" (1939)

Midnight, 1939, Paramount Pictures. Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. B&W, 94 minutes.

This witty screwball comedy about devious means justifying honorable — or at least desirable — ends, is coupled with a common fantasy of many, that of a benevolent benefactor who, with one grand motion, makes dreams come true. 555 more words

Classic For A Reason