Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bringing Up Baby (conclusion); Screwball Comedy Script Assignment

Bringing Up Baby, 1938 directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn.

Please complete the Cornell Notes looking for examples and scenes that fulfill the Screwball Comedy characteristics:
  • Mistaken Identities
  • Crossdressing
  • Romantic storyline or plots (often with the lovers being mismatched)
  • Class or economic issues
  • Fast-talking dialogue (witty repartee) 
  • Ridiculous situations
  • Farce (sudden or unexpected entrances or exits, physical humor, etc.) 
Hand in your notes at the end of our viewing for participation credit.

HOMEWORK: Please read the material on Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday (a screwball comedy) and the sample script. This is a typical length for a good, short film. See how comedy techniques work in the script and use these techniques in your own script. Project draft will be due Monday, May 6, so start working and writing your idea. See handout for details. 

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