Thursday, June 02, 2005

Crooked but never common.

If you've read (or owned or skimmed or borrowed) David Thomson's The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, you might've noticed that in the acknowledgment section, after every person thanked, their three favorite film are listed. Two titles pop up over and over: His Girl Friday and The Lady Eve.

I'm not the only one who noticed this-- it was brought up in this q&a. Mr. Thomson's response:
"Well, I think The Lady Eve and His Girl Friday now look like highpoints of a very American genre--the high-paced, romantic screwball comedy--where people may behave like children and idiots, but reveal profound truths about adult human nature. Along the way those films are just so funny, so skilled, and so entertaining. And I think people respond to them because we've lost the art of grown-up comedy."

Mr. Thomson don't lie.

(Tip o' the hat to Morgan for sending me the link.)


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