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How to Make a 1930s Screwball Comedy

Dear Reader, we’ve made our peace with the fact we’ll never be nominated for a screenwriting Oscar. We’re not too broken up about this, just like we’re OK with not being selected for the NASA Aeronautics Academy. 605 more words


The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) - Preston Sturges

I love Preston Sturges movies. They’re bit zany, a bit risque, a bit sweet without being sentimental, a bit idiosyncratic, irreverent, slapstick, tender. They always leave me with a slight with a “huh? 1,019 more words

Movies Made During WWII

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Timid Paleontologist, Dr. David Huxable (Cary Grant, His Girl Friday), gets excited about the possibility that a rich philanthropist is considering donating $1 million to his pet project. 457 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

Twentieth Century (1934)

Broadway legend, Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore, Grand Hotel), makes a big star out of unknown actress, Lily Garland (Carole Lombard, Nothing Sacred). They fall (madly) in love with each other, but unable to deal with Jaffe’s controlling nature, Lily leaves him for good. 339 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

His Girl Friday (1940)

When New York newspaper editor, Walter Burns (Cary Grant, The Philadelphia Story), finds out that his ex-wife, and ace reporter, Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell, … 357 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

Nothing Sacred (1937)

New York reporter, Wally Cook (Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives), falls from grace after one of his stories proves to be fake. 391 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

Misinformation and Mistaken Identity: Musings on Under the Knife – March 29, 2015

Clear communication is the key to any relationship, personal or professional, and when that basic tenet breaks down, things can snowball into a great maelstrom before the situation is resolved, hopefully for the better. 836 more words