Comic Spirit

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

At this moment, I consider Howard Hawks’s Bringing Up Baby the greatest comedy Hollywood ever produced. I may change my mind. I haven’t always been that fond of it. Each time I’ve watched it in the past (there have been many) I saw something iffy, and it was always something different — chunky pacing, stuffyContinue reading “Bringing Up Baby (1938)”

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Gregory La Cava’s My Man Godfrey has a beautiful reputation. It’s viewed as La Cava’s signature film, with legendary performances by Carole Lombard and William Powell. Many of its fans consider it among the best screwball/romantic comedies ever made. It was surely the most highly regarded comedy of its time in Hollywood itself — itContinue reading “My Man Godfrey (1936)”

Just the Songs 1.

From time to time I’ll post a playlist of song clips that I really like from the films I’ve been watching. Just the songs — no theory, no history, no criticism, no commentary.    


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