Monday, December 22, 2008

#88: Bringing Up Baby (1938, Katherine Hepburn)

Very glad I saw this movie. It's completely ridiculous and introduced me to a couple of the old time stars in Hepburn and Cary Grant. The pace of the dialogue is fantastic, the sort of thing that Jennifer Jason Leigh threw back to in The Hudsucker Proxy. Hepburn is oblivious to the world as it is, instead hearing what she wants to hear and doing what she wants to do. After 10 minutes, I wanted to slap some sense into her.

That's the whole point of the movie, though, tangling the poor man in her fiasco run to the country with a leapord. It's so maniacal and fast-paced, so well-orchestrated, that it's definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen much of the old movies and don't know what they're about. And...there's no ulterior motive or message theme, which I really like.


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