I had this professor back in college. We worked well together but didn’t have much in common. Then one day as we studied the historical era between the Great Depression and World War II she introduced me to a classic movie called Bringing Up Baby.
I’m trying to figure out if that was a watershed moment in my life, a time when I recognized how pop culture and education could come together in a uniquely engaging way. Probably I’m just writing my own personal revisionist history though.
But what I do know for certain is that I liked the film. I liked Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. I liked screwball comedy.
My partner in Classic Movie Gushing, Melissa Tagg, loves Cary Grant and continues to elevate my fondness for his brilliant acting. So when she suggested we talk about Bringing Up Baby for our latest episode I couldn’t wait to revisit the famous movie and rediscover what was so great about the farce of a paleontologist, his bone, and a leopard.
Have you seen Bringing Up Baby?
What other classic films should we talk about in upcoming episodes?
Classic Movie Gush is a regular feature in which we revisit/introduce classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Catch up on all the movies we’ve talked about by visiting the Official Classic Movie Gush Page.