Monday, January 20, 2014
Movie Monday: Short and sweet...and funny
I'm having a really crappy day today. In fact, I've had a really crappy few days, which is why I haven't been around here.
Since it's Movie Monday, I decided I needed to see something funny. This clip, from "What's Up, Doc?" (1972) is really, really funny:
"What's Up, Doc?", which was directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starred Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and, in her first screen role, Madeline Kahn. It is an old-fashioned screwball comedy about musical rocks, a convention of musicologists, mistaken identities, and all manner of silliness. It was the third highest-grossing film in the US in 1972. The writing is top-notch, which is why it earned the 1973 Writers Guild of America award for Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen.
The film doesn't seem to be around much any more, but it should be. If you get a chance, you really should see it.