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"Don't you know the meaning of propriety?"

~Tuesday~ 
What's up Doc?


Tonight, the Carolina Theater showed the 1972 classic What's Up Doc?, which I found out about through my friends Ed and Tim's Facebook event invitation, and which I attended with my friends Bob and Laurel.

I thought I had seen this movie when it came out, but if I did, I certainly don't remember it. And thinking back, I would have been a freshman in high school that year, so I most likely didn't see it.



I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had lots a laughs in it, although it did reach what I would classify as the "slapstick" level—which I don't particularly care for—a couple of times.

At one point I thought, "This is like a Shakespearean comedy in terms of its mistaken identity instances—but with suitcases as well as with people."

I loved seeing Madeline Kahn in her debut role. Ryan O'Neal was actually hot—considering he's a blond. And, of course, La Streisand was magnifique.



Two of my favorite quotable exchanges were:

Judy (Barbra Streisand): I know I'm different, but from now on I'm going to try and be the same.
Howard (Ryan O'Neal): The same as what?
Judy (Barbra Streisand): The same as people who aren't different.

and

Judy (Barbra Streisand): Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Howard (Ryan O'Neal): That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.



This is a very interesting "theatrical trailer," as it has clips from both the making of the movie and from the movie itself:

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dan4behr
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
I remember seeing that picture with some cousins while on summer vacation in Myrtle Beach. My main recollection? The epic chase scenes through San Francisco, at one point centered around a blue VW Bug....
dailyafirmation
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
Madcap!
Yes, a blue VW Bug that said "Just Married" on it as they hoped into it while it was waiting on the side of the road in front of the church for the bride and groom who had just got married there and was about to leave in it on their honeymoon. :-)
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