Cary and Irene (THE AWFUL TRUTH)
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Screwball Film Tourney Day 2 Update

A lot of the matches which were blow-outs haven't changed much as the leaders have increased their lead to even bigger amounts. But there are some matches that are back and forth that will probably go down to the wire on Friday. Ball of Fire leads Sullivan's Travels 19-17 and it has been a back and forth match since day one. I don't know how it will turn out. An even closer match is taking place between The Palm Beach Story and Libeled Lady. Currently Beach leads by the score of 15-14. Can't get much closer than that. And there is one match which started out as a massacre has suddenly became more interesting. Case in point, one of the top 4 seeds, Trouble in Paradise was getting trounced by My Favorite Wife after day one to the tune of 14-2. The score now is 18-11, still in Wife's favor but Paradise has made it a match now. Another interesting match is going on between The Lady Eve and Ninotchka with Eve up 17-12. Very close. Here are the complete scores of all the matches through day 2:
The women of Trouble in Paradise made a big move
on day 2 to make it a match with My Favorite Wife

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 31
THE MORE THE MERRIER 7

MERRILY WE LIVE 20
THE GILDED LILY 6

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 23
TWENTIETH CENTURY 14

HIS GIRL FRIDAY 33
THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR 7

MY MAN GODFREY 29
EASY LIVING 7

THE AWFUL TRUTH 23
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 14

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU 21
BLUEBEARD'S EIGHT WIFE 11

BALL OF FIRE 19
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS 17

MY FAVORITE WIFE 18
TROUBLE IN PARADISE 11

THE LADY EVE 17
NINOTCHKA 12

THE PALM BEACH STORY 15
LIBELED LADY 14

THE THIN MAN 21
HOLIDAY 6

BRINGING UP BABY 24
BOMBSHELL 4

MIDNIGHT 20
THE GOOD FAIRY 7

TO BE OR NOT TO BE 22
THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES 4

THEODORA GOES WILD 17
TOPPER 9














Monday, November 26, 2012

The Favorite Screwball Comedy Tourney Top 4 Seeds

I am still working on the details of Screwball Cinema's favorite screwball comedy tourney, whittling down the list of films to 32 that will be competing. But I have figured out the top four films of each respective bracket and wanted to share that with everyone now. I will have four brackets with 8 films in each one and I named the brackets after a famous writer/director of screwball comedies. They are Ernst Lubitsch, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and Howard Hawks. Here are the four films that will be the top four seeds in the tourney:



BRINGING UP BABY (1938) - You can't think screwball comedies and not think of Baby. It's just not possible.



IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) - The biggest Oscar winning screwball film of all time..nabbing 5 Oscars. So it brings some prestige to this event.



TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) - One of the earliest of the screwball comedies and it deserves it's top ranking.



MY MAN GODREY (1936) - Kind of a template for all those society type screwball films that was all the rage during this time period.

The one thing I noticed that the films are separated by two years. Which I thought was kind of cool. I will post the total list of films by the end of the week and kick off the tourney on Sunday, December 2nd. It will be a fun way to spend the holidays with the best screwball comedies of all time.