Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

by Peter Swaab
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844570703

ISBN-13: 9781844570706

Pub. Date: 01/04/2011

Publisher: BFI Publishing

Directed by Howard Hawks in 1938, Bringing Up Baby is one of the great screwball comedies and a treasure from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cary Grant plays a naive and repressed professor who becomes entangled with (and ensnared by) a willful heiress played by Katharine Hepburn. Chaos ensues as romance blossoms and not one but two leopards are set loose in

Overview

Directed by Howard Hawks in 1938, Bringing Up Baby is one of the great screwball comedies and a treasure from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cary Grant plays a naive and repressed professor who becomes entangled with (and ensnared by) a willful heiress played by Katharine Hepburn. Chaos ensues as romance blossoms and not one but two leopards are set loose in verdant Connecticut. As well as being a thoroughly American fiction of the 1930s, Bringing Up Baby also has a classical comic narrative, exploring conflicts between civilization and nature, rationality and insanity or eccentricity, middle-class inhibitions and aristocratic blitheness. It is an anthology of comic types and devices, and one of the most seductively funny films ever made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844570706
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
BFI Film Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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