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Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 9th, 2011, 3:40 pm
by MichiganJ
I was the "someone" who wrote about the buttons. Men's trousers, at least in formal wear, didn't use zippers way back then, but rather, buttons, which is what I always took Lombard's line-reading to mean. I guess I read something that wasn't there.
Apologies.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 9th, 2011, 3:57 pm
by movieman1957
Innuendo and double entendres (?) are fun because there are different ways to take them.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 9th, 2011, 4:31 pm
by JackFavell
No apologies necessary.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 9th, 2011, 4:47 pm
by knitwit45
Gosh, Mich, I wasn't griping about your comment, I was just seeking an explanation. (you know, the dorky kid who never 'gets' it? That would be me :lol: :lol: )

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 9th, 2011, 10:42 pm
by srowley75
AAUUUGGGHHH!!!

I'll wait til the last minute and vote to make it a tie...

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 10th, 2011, 12:10 pm
by moira finnie
FYI: The earlier polls for Best Screwball Comedy that have closed have been moved to the Archive area on this site for this topic found at the link below:

http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php?f=81

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 10th, 2011, 3:10 pm
by charliechaplinfan
Come on someone else vote for Bringing Up Baby :D make it a tie.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 10th, 2011, 10:47 pm
by srowley75
I knew it would come to this...oh, agony, AG - O - NEEEEEE

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 11th, 2011, 12:10 am
by Birdy
Wellllllll,

MY MAN GODFREY, of course!
I've only seen it about 100 times.

"Take a look at the dizzy old gal with the goat!"

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 11th, 2011, 6:12 am
by charliechaplinfan
Well, that's changed over night, it's positively nailbiting now.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 11th, 2011, 7:55 am
by JackFavell
I love how it's going back and forth - at least if mine loses, I'll know it was a good race.

And if mine loses - you'd better watch out!

Image

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 11th, 2011, 3:22 pm
by charliechaplinfan
It's changed again. Cary and his negligee can't possibly lose, can he?

It's fitting that my favorite screwball actor, Cary Grant should be in the final with my favorite screwball actress Carole Lombard.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 11th, 2011, 5:52 pm
by intothenitrate
I've recused myself from voting, because I was too lazy to submit nominations. But IMO Bringing Up Baby defines screwball comedy.

On the other hand I always watch MMG to hear William Powell say very seriously, "The only difference between a derelict and a man is a job," and something like, "It's amazing how fast you can go downhill when you start feeling sorry for yourself." Both of those lines have been pretty important for me to hear at one time or another...and not for laughs either! I could do without the histrionics in the rest of the film.

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 11th, 2011, 8:21 pm
by klondike
intothenitrate wrote:I could do without the histrionics in the rest of the film.


You & me both, Bub, in spades!

Re: The FINALS - Screwball Comedy

Posted: March 12th, 2011, 9:31 am
by ChiO
intothenitrate wrote:
I've recused myself from voting, because I was too lazy to submit nominations.

Just because you didn't vote in the primary doesn't mean you can't vote in the general election (provided, ofcourse, you would vote for Bringing Up Baby :D )