FROM 7 Apr
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Nominations: Baftas 1; Oscars 1 Marcel offers 90 minutes of poignant whimsy, all of it inducing genuine laughter and tears. If it doesn’t move you, then perhaps nothing will.
Bogdanovich pays tribute to Howard Hawks’s ‘Bringing Up Baby’ and to the freewheeling catastrophe comedy of silent films, with their elaborate and terrifying stunts.
Howard (Ryan O’Neil) is engaged to Eunice (Madeline Kahn) but then he meets Judy (Streisand), a flyaway force of nature, who falls in love with him at first sight and plugs herself instantly into his life, endangering his engagement as well as his career. One of the great, if semi-forgotten comedy masterpieces of the 1970s.