His Girl Friday Analysis

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Part A: I chose to watch the movie His Girl Friday. I found the concept of the movie to be quite entertaining and felt that it would be interesting to watch. I found the characters to be intriguing. The storyline also seemed very interesting; I wanted to learn more about it. I find an old classic movie to be very entertaining. The film work was very old fashioned and fascinating to watch. Part B: 1. The main journalists are Walter Burns and his ex-wife Hildy Johnson. Walter is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson, is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany, New York. Walter does everything he can to keep Hildy from leaving, including setting Bruce up so he gets arrested over and over again on trumped-up charges. I could tell that Walter and Hildy were married before, but I assumed that since Walter wanted Hildy to stay in his newspaper company and marry her again, he still had feelings …show more content…

With loads of sarcasm from the ex-couple, this movie is sure to be a good one for the family. Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles. Perhaps the funniest, certainly the fastest talkie comedy ever made. This brilliant reworking of the classic newspaper play The Front Page from director Howard Hawks is the fastest-talking comedy in the history of Hollywood and the perfect vehicle for Cary Grant - never better - and Rosalind Russell - never tougher. Limited for most of the time to two sets, the film 's great strength is the interplay between the two leads, who play former spouses having a tough time remaining apart. It also boasts one of the blackest comedy situations ever, as a small-time loser finds himself up against city corruption and imminent execution. Clever, witty and extremely satisfying, this marvelous film is still achingly funny

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