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The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Isn't Romantic Comedy redundant?

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#1 My Man Godfrey & #2 Bringing Up Baby

Poll ended at March 13th, 2011, 12:21 am

My Man Godfrey
11
58%
Bringing Up Baby
8
42%
 
Total votes: 19

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The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby ChiO » March 9th, 2011, 12:21 am

Thirty-two movies came in...two remain...and one will remain standing as the Silver Screen Oasis Favoritest Screwball Comedy.

The Top Two Seeds now square off.

May the screwiest win.

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby ChiO » March 9th, 2011, 12:25 am

I just returned from Session 2 of the film class I'm now taking on (drum roll, please) Screwball Comedy.

The movie we watched tonight was (rimshot) My Man Godfrey.

Easy choice for me -- Bringing Up Baby.
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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby Rita Hayworth » March 9th, 2011, 1:28 am

I know Godfrey is funny ... But, Bringing Up Baby - This Howard Hanks Classic starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant always tickles my funny bone ... ironically that was story of this movie ... That Dr. Huxley played by Cary Grant got excited over finding a brontosaurus bone. So Baby wins hands down. I saw this movie three times in my life ... and I'm a big fan of both of these stars.

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby movieman1957 » March 9th, 2011, 9:11 am

I like them both. I guess though if we are hitched to the "screwball" then "Baby" is screwier. (Didn't Bugs Bunny use that word?)
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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby knitwit45 » March 9th, 2011, 10:21 am

I don't know about Bugsy, but I did... You're right, Baby is screwier, but Godfrey is my love....

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby Dewey1960 » March 9th, 2011, 10:35 am

I'll go with GODFREY. For me, BABY is only partly successful, funny in fits and starts,
periodically running out of gas and simply not going anywhere. I also think GODFREY
is easily as "screwy" as BABY. I think it's the better movie, too.

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby JackFavell » March 9th, 2011, 11:07 am

but Godfrey is my love....


Oh, Nan, I know exactly how you feel. I love Godfrey, too.....sniff..... I wish he'd let me sew his buttons on sometimes when they come off...... Waaaah!

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby Ann Harding » March 9th, 2011, 11:35 am

My Man Godfrey for me! :D Move over Baby....!

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby knitwit45 » March 9th, 2011, 12:15 pm

double post...see reference to age :oops: :oops:
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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby knitwit45 » March 9th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Oh, Nan, I know exactly how you feel. I love Godfrey, too.....sniff..... I wish he'd let me sew his buttons on sometimes when they come off...... Waaaah!


Someone here said that was a really racy pre-code statement...I guess, even at my ripe old age, I'm still dumb about some things....I don't get it. :roll: :roll: I just thought the maid (marvelous as the only sane one in the whole household) and Lombard were actually talking about sewing buttons back on his coat. If I'm embarrassing anyone...send me a pm and explain....or not.... :oops:

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby movieman1957 » March 9th, 2011, 12:18 pm

As far as the buttons comment goes I'm not sure that it necessarily implies anything sexual as much as it suggests a much deeper "taking care of him" situation. They both love him. At least that is the way I read it.
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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby JackFavell » March 9th, 2011, 12:38 pm

I didn't get any racy innuendo either...but I'm dumb that way. :D

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby Rita Hayworth » March 9th, 2011, 1:05 pm

Dear All,

I've checked TCM website and discovered that Bringing Up Baby will be on March 16th.

6:00 AM
BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles. Dir: Howard Hawks.
BW-102 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format


6:00 AM, Eastern Time.

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby knitwit45 » March 9th, 2011, 1:30 pm

As far as the buttons comment goes I'm not sure that it necessarily implies anything sexual as much as it suggests a much deeper "taking care of him" situation. They both love him. At least that is the way I read it.


I didn't get any racy innuendo either...but I'm dumb that way. :D


Thank heavens! I thought I was going to have to go take a class or something :shock: :lol: :shock:

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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Postby charliechaplinfan » March 9th, 2011, 3:25 pm

Bringing up Baby was top of my list before we began and it's still there for me.

I'll be with you in a minute Mr Peabody.

Plus it has the best walk in movies and the best missed trick with olives. Cary Grant falls on his behind so well.
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