Highly rated and much beloved, “Bringing Up Baby” stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and is directed by one of our favorites, Howard Hawks. The movie requires a certain approach or mindset to really enjoy the zany antics. Prepare yourself for a movie full of overlapping dialog, bizarre situations, unrealistic setups and truly memorable characters. And if you’ve never seen it and like me thought the movie was about being a parent(!), you’re in for some surprises!
Here’s a definition of screwball comedy from Wikipedia:
What sets the screwball comedy apart from the generic romantic comedy is that “screwball comedy puts its emphasis on a funny spoofing of love, while the more traditional romantic ultimately accents love." Other elements of the screwball comedy include fast-paced, overlapping repartee, farcical situations, escapist themes, physical battle of the sexes, disguise and masquerade, and plot lines involving courtship and marriage. Screwball comedies often depict social classes in conflict, as in It Happened One Night (1934) and My Man Godfrey (1936).
That perfectly captures “Brining Up Baby” for us. The movie pretty much hits all the points described as features of screwball comedy.
And we’re excited to announce that we’ve won the Bigfoot Award for Best Movie-Related Podcast from the West Coast Film Festival! Thank you to the festival judges for the recognition. We’re honored to be considered and to win this award!