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“You’re getting a little normal.” – Howard Hawks to Cary Grant

From Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors, by Peter Bogdanovich By the end of the film, would you say that [Cary] Grant has abandoned his scientific life? Well, let’s say he mixed it. He had an … Continue reading

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“I’ve Never Had a Better Time!” Bringing Up Baby at the Film Forum

My review of the screwball Holy Grail Bringing Up Baby over at Capital New York.

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20 most surprising female performances (Part 1)

Alex had a series going on of 20 Most Surprising Female Performances (Here is Part 1 and Part 2). Please please go check out her choices, and also her brief descriptions of why she chose each one. Great stuff, thought-provoking. … Continue reading

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Getting Normal: Howard Hawks to Peter Bogdanovich on “Bringing Up Baby”

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The Books: “Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best” (Nancy Nelson)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best, by Nancy Nelson I can imagine that this is pretty much a book only for hardcore fans. It’s almost … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Howard Hawks!

He’s my favorite director. Not only has he directed some of my favorite films of all time, but you look at his run of hits in the 30s and 40s (and beyond – but that was his real heyday) – … Continue reading

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Archie Leach day: 5 Favorite Moments

Here are 5 of my favorite Cary Grant acting moments in films: This list is in no way definitive:

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“I’ll Be With You In a Minute, Mr. Peabody!”

A wonderful analytic post about Bringing Up Baby. I see the movie, on average, once a month. It keeps working for me, regardless of repetition. “You told them my name was Bone, and you didn’t tell me.” “That was the … Continue reading

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Outtakes

What I would not give to see the following outtakes: Howard Hawks tells this story about filming Bringing Up Baby. They had such a good time filming it. Hawks and Grant were great friends, Hepburn and Grant were great friends … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Howard Hawks

“When Wayne saw Clift the first time he said, ‘Howard, think we can get anything going between that kid and myself?’ I said, ‘I think you can.’ After two scenes he said, ‘You’re right. He can hold his own, anyway, … Continue reading

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