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Four Movie Screwball Comedies from the 30's and 40's

Course Description

We will examine the genre of Screwball Comedies and have an extended discussion about four classic films: (1) Duck Soup with the Marx Brothers; (2) The Lady Eve with Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck; (3) Bringing up Baby with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn; (4) My Man Godfrey with William Powell and Carole Lombard. After a brief introduction of highlights and conventions associated with Screwball comedies, we will discuss each film in detail in the order above for the weekly classes. The source material and original authors will be cited and discussed along with information about the principal contributors: actors, screenwriters, producers, and directors.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Fall 2019

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Dates:November 12 - December 10, 2019
Meets:Tu from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM; no class 11/26, 4 sessions
Instructor:Dan Calvin
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown