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Bringing Up Baby: An Ode | The Blonde at the Film

This is one of my favourite films too. Having said that, the last time I watched it, I found myself being irritated by Hepburn’s high-pitched voice. I’ve seen it many times so this was a first.

“This is probably the silliest thing that ever happened to me:”

Bringing Up Baby (1938) has been my answer to the tricky “What is your favorite movie?” question since I was about twelve years old.  It’s a movie I watch over and over, a film I can count on to make me laugh.  It’s a wonderfully familiar comfort, a pick-me-up, a treat, and one of those movies that I sometimes can’t believe exists.  It’s such an amazing production with such a perfect cast that sometimes it seems like a fanciful dream.  For me, it’s the answer to the question, “If you could imagine your ideal movie, what would it be?”

Putting aside my fawning adoration for a minute, Bringing Up Baby is also fascinating because it is a famous “flop.”  It grossly exceeded its schedule and budget, did only moderate business when released, and made RKO so mad that they…

Source: Bringing Up Baby: An Ode | The Blonde at the Film

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2 comments on “Bringing Up Baby: An Ode | The Blonde at the Film

  1. BlondeAtTheFilm
    03/08/2016

    Thanks for sharing my post!

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