Bringing Up Baby (1938) is the essence of thirties screwball comedy. It is also quintessential Howard Hawks, treating many of the director's favorite themes, particularly the loving war between the sexes. Bringing Up Baby features Katharine Hepburn as a flaky heiress and Cary Grant as an absentminded paleontologist, roles in which they come into their own as stars and deliver particularly fine comic performances. Pauline Kael has called the film the qAmerican movies' closest equivalent to Restoration comedy.q The comparison is based on the quick repartee and witty dialogue, a hallmark of Hawks's work and well conveyed here by Gerald Mast's transcription from the screen.Since you also produce your own pictures, do you find that you have to worry much about money matters during ... profits of my pictures, not working for a company, so Ia#39;m damned interested in how much they cost and how much they gross.
|Title||:||Bringing Up Baby|
|Publisher||:||Rutgers University Press - 1988|