Thursday, July 22, 2010

But We Were Intelligent People

Speaking of Bob Hope, old Dave Kehr says of clip below, "The sequence, built from two sustained shots with a sparing use of close-ups for dramatic emphasis, remains one of the privileged moments of 1930s filmmaking, a blend of humor and feeling that seems to compress the entire emotional range of a classic romantic comedy into four minutes of screen time." And he's right. It's a little piece of art! ("Click" here for his longer assessment.)