Sunday, May 18, 2014

Frank Capra's Birthday, Puttering and Mt. Rushmore of Screwball

Today is Frank Capra's birthday.

The man responsible for IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, plus whole lot more, including PLATINUM BLONDE.



I adore this puttering scene.  It is perfect on so many levels.  Just perfect.

What can I say?  If there were a Mt. Rushmore of Screwball Comedy, it'd be Capra, Sturges, Lubitsch and...  Wilder, probably.

The way I see it, it's a very good thing Frank was born.