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Going, Going, Gone! a sparkly new Teatro screwball from Jana O'Connor, reviewed

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca

“I can explain….”

Just guessing, but those three words have sent more screwballs hurtling into comedy space than any other phrase in the lexicon, including “I’ll get the door.” … 1,041 more words

Edmonton Theatre

Double Feature #16 - The Hudsucker Proxy and Some Like It Hot

Today, I’m hitting up some comedies, specifically screwball comedies. What makes a screwball comedy you ask? Well, the classic genre involves a lot of snappy dialogue, and a ridiculous situation that leads to a lot of misunderstandings. 4,207 more words


The Disenchantment of Marriage in His Girl Friday (1940)

In his essay “Screwball Comedies: Constructing Romance, Mystifying Marriage,” David R. Shumway argues that the films of the screwball comedy genre of the 1930s promote and affirm the institution of marriage by portraying it as… 3,236 more words


Sayonara Screwball!

Oh Tracy Lord…what a dame. Not only was she the wittiest, wiliest woman in all of Pennsylvania, but she could perform a perfect swan dive and, as… 462 more words

Michelle Pfeiffer

It Happened One Night (1934)

She’s a spoiled heiress on the run. He’s a reporter desperate for a story. Their paths intertwine and change their paths forever. It all happens in Frank Capra’s landmark film  563 more words


Favorite things about... Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

The favorite film:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a screwball comedy from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock

The synopsis:
Ann and David Smith are a happily married couple living in New York City… but they have their share of fights. 567 more words


This week in old films.

I’ve decided to go on a bit of a mission to watch more old films – cause there are SO MANY that I haven’t seen, and I feel like there are so many favourites out there that I just haven’t met yet! 881 more words