Cole Smithey’s Classic Cinema: “Bringing Up Baby” [video essay]

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Howard Hawks’ “Bringing Up Baby” exemplifies screwball comedy: It’s got innuendo, punchy dialogue and comic anticipation, says Cole Smithey. Check it out in his latest Classic Films short video essay, below.

aNewDomaincole-smithey top movies of 2015 Howard Hawks’ “Bringing Up Baby” is the go-to example of screwball comedy that critics and film lovers reference most as the definitive model of the genre. The picture exemplifies the category’s requisites of farce, innuendo, punchy dialogue, comic anticipation and plenty of pratfalls. Check it out below.

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Cole Smithey

Based in New York, Cole Smithey is the coolest film reviewer in the world. He’s also our film reviewer here at aNewDomain and our sister pub, BreakingModern.com.