I'll have what she's having : behind the scenes of the great romantic comedies

by Kimmel, Daniel M.

Format: Print Book 2008
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In considering the greatest of these films over time, Mr. Kimmel explains why When Harry Met Sally (1989) was called the greatest movie Woody Allen never made. Or how off-screen relationships helped My Man Godfrey (William Powell and Carole Lombard we
Trouble in paradise
It happened one night
My man Godfrey
The shop around the corner
The Philadelphia story
Adam's rib
Pillow talk
Some like it hot
Annie Hall
When Harry met Sally

Pretty woman
There's something about Mary
Love actually.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Film writer Kimmel (The Dream Team, The Fourth Network) goes behind the scenes of 15 genre classics to examine what made them great romantic comedies, still able to work their magic years later. Beginning with 1932's Trouble in Paradise and ending with 2003's Love, Actually, Kimmel dishes the dirt on everything from creative teams birthing miracle scripts to sets locked in such tension it's a wonder a movie got made at all. On-set drama is plentiful, including director Billy Wilder driving Humphrey Bogart up the wall with rewrites on Sabrina, and Marilyn Monroe driving Billy Wilder up the wall--and his film half a million dollars over budget--showing up seven hours late to the set of Some Like it Hot. Not all the films suffered such turmoil, evidenced by Katherine Hepburn's 1940 comeback vehicle The Philadelphia Story and Julia Roberts' star-making Pretty Woman, both of which are recalled with candor and affection. There's lots of minutiae and last-minute tweaks that make a film (like When Harry Met Sally's signature happy-couples interludes) to broaden readers' appreciation; the reading experience is akin to watching a classic with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic friend, and sure to revise readers' to-rent lists and Netflix queues. (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Romantic comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Publisher Chicago :Ivan R. Dee,2008
Language English
Description viii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-278) and index.
ISBN 9781566637374 (cloth : alk. paper)
1566637376 (cloth : alk. paper)
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