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Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby, 1938, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant. Directed by Howard Hawks. B&W, 102 minutes.

Respectable, steadfast scientist Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant) is engrossed in his latest project, completing the skeletal frame of a brontosaurus. 616 more words

Classic Films

Shades of Hepburn and Lombard

So who was the queen of screwball comedy, Carole Lombard or Katharine Hepburn? In my limited experience, it could be either. Nobody could question Lombard’s credentials in such films as… 237 more words

Michelle Pfeiffer

Defending The Hudsucker Proxy

Joel and Ethan Coen make two types of films. Both types are comedies.

The first type sometimes gets mistaken for a drama. They’re the dark comedies that usually operate within a specific genre. 2,097 more words


Meg gets an Eiffel, as Clooney French Kisses Pfeiffer

Who doesn’t love a good kiss, a witnessed meeting of two mouths on the big screen? Movie kisses are the embodiment of all the beautiful feelings you experience when being kissed. 412 more words

Meg Ryan

Some Like it Frantic, Funny and Screwball

Whether romantic or screwball, in comedy, love invariably conquers all on the silver screen. According to author Wes D. Gehring, there is a distinct difference between screwball and romantic comedy. 409 more words

Meg Ryan

Twentieth Century (1934) ★★★★

If there weren’t already enough reasons to acclaim and adore Howard, then add (arguably) inventing the screwball comedy to that list. Adapted by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur from their own play, ‘Twentieth Century’ was – along with the more comedically and awards-ingly successful ‘It Happened One Night’ (Frank Capra, 1934) – two of the earliest pitches at the screwball genre. 418 more words


Marie's Reading: "On Turpentine Lane" by Elinor Lipman

The perfect novel to snap you out of any hold-over winter blues.  On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman is  funny, snappy, and charming, and has enough pep to keep it from being cutesy or dull. 158 more words

Book Reviews