“You can laugh while Rome is burning, but believe you me, Poppy, it is burning, and if you don’t wake up, then you will be burnt to a cinder . . . I mean, look around you. What do you see? Do you see a policy of bringing happiness to people?” — Scott in Happy-Go-Lucky
“Ernie’s contract is reported to contain a clause forbidding him ever to consult a psychiatrist. The network is afraid if he ever became normal he’d be ruined.” — Dorothy Kilgallen
“Perhaps Hollywood, in trying to engage in queer possibilities for its narratives and with its audiences, could only put up a resistance to the binaries in the dominant culture through[…]
“Life isn’t short enough . . .” Laurel in Sons of the Desert (1934)
The return of Jules and Jim?
“Burn After Reading holds the notable distinction of being the only screwball comedy to leave all of its characters either moderately satisfied or dead.”
Was Le Grande Jean too soft on the aristos?