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

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Thu, 08 Dec 2005 14:16:53 -0500

Um YIKES I thought it was just COMEDY. Knocks out TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND and
HORSE'S MOUTH too.

> Uh...jessica...although I appreciate your, uh,
> delightfully skewed view of the universe, I think
> you've finally gone over the top: Dr.
> Strangelove--a romantic comedy??? (precious bodily fluids aside)...
>
> gary
>
> At 09:56 AM 12/8/2005, you wrote:
>> Well this is a HUGE subject. Also Earnest was
>> based on play not a book so an even larger
>> category if you do that. For some reason my top pick is the 1940 version of
>> Pride & Prejudice others might include Dr.
>> Strangelove, Only Two Can Play ( obscure and probably not on video but very
>> good) The Horse¹s Mouth, Tight Little Island,
>> Topper ( not the most famous ones I grant you but wonderful)
>>
>>
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> Our public library has begun a quarterly film
>> series called ³Based on the Book.² Each quarter
>> we plan to focus on a particular genre/theme,
>> and the upcoming one is Romantic Comedies.
>> Perhaps you already see our problem. We¹re
>> having a great deal of difficulty coming up with
>> classic (pre-1970, and preferably earlier)
>> romantic comedies that were based on books.
>> Already suggested are ³Gentlemen Prefer Blondes²
>> and ³The Importance of Being Earnest.² I appeal
>> to the vast collective for suggestionsŠ
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Michael Logan
>> Acquisitions & Technical Services
>> Humboldt County Library
>> Eureka, CA 95501
>> (707) 269-1962
>>
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>> Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE
>>
>> Jessica Rosner
>> Kino International
>> 333 W 39th St. 503
>> NY NY 10018
>> jrosner@kino.com
>> 212-629-6880
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
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Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com
212-629-6880

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