Re: [Videolib] Pre-1970 romantic comedies based on books

Glenda Pearson (pearson@u.washington.edu)
Thu, 8 Dec 2005 09:14:23 -0800 (PST)

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Would foreign films work, too? How about:

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1969) based on the book by Jorge Amado
I don't think this would be too spicy for Humbolt County!

How about The African Queen (1935)? It has many comedic moments, and is
based on a C.S. Forester novel.

Tom Jones (1962) (Henry Fielding)

And then, depending on just how far you want to take this idea of comedy,=
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The Loved One (1965) based on Evelyn Waugh's black humor novel.

=2E..not your typical lineup for a romantic comedy series.

Glenda Pearson
Cinema Studies Librarian
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
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> My Man Godfrey
> Based on the novel by Eric Hatch (Eric who????)
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> Gigi
> Based on the novelette Gigi by Colette (comedy...? well, maybe...)
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> I'd sorta consider the Thin Man series sorta romantic comedy (Dash Hammet=
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> Gary Handman
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> I scoured the AFI catalog ... nothing...lots of plays and short stories, =
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> few if any novels!
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> At 04:22 PM 12/7/2005, you wrote:
>> Hello all,
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>> Our public library has begun a quarterly film series called =93Based on =
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>> Book.=94 Each quarter we plan to focus on a particular genre/theme, and =
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>> upcoming one is Romantic Comedies. Perhaps you already see our problem.=
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>> We=92re having a great deal of difficulty coming up with classic (pre-19=
70,=20
>> and preferably earlier) romantic comedies that were based on books. Alre=
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>> suggested are =93Gentlemen Prefer Blondes=94 and =93The Importance of Be=
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>> Earnest.=94 I appeal to the vast collective for suggestions=85
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>> Thanks in advance,
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>> Michael Logan
>> Acquisitions & Technical Services
>> Humboldt County Library
>> Eureka, CA 95501
>> (707) 269-1962
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> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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> --Ted Berrigan=20
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