Designing The Movies: WHAT'S UP, DOC? - 50th Anniversary Screening!

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Designing The Movies: WHAT'S UP, DOC? - 50th Anniversary Screening!

Join Designing The Movies for a 50th Anniversary Screening of Peter Bogdanovich's classic romantic comedy!

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The Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Ave Toronto, ON M6R 2M9 Canada

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50th anniversary screening!

Peter Bogdanovich turned lost luggage into a box office smash in this love letter to classic screwball comedies.

In this madcap caper, the lives of a bumbling musicologist (Ryan O’Neal) and accident-prone grifter (Barbra Streisand) collide at a downtown San Francisco hotel, creating a love triangle with his fiancée (Madeline Kahn). Chaos ensues, followed by a famous 11-minute chase scene around the city (a comedic inversion of the one Bullitt that just as famously cost a quarter of the film’s budget to shoot). This throwback was one of the biggest comedy hits of the 1970s and on the American Film Institute’s list of Top 100 Comedies. The self-consciously goofy romantic comedy evokes classic Looney Tunes and is a showcase for the production design and costume work of the great Polly Platt, the first woman member of the Art Directors Guild. - NATHALIE ATKINSON

Presented with an introduction by series host Nathalie Atkinson.


What’s Up, Doc?

USA | 1972 | 94mins | G

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn

Production Design and Costume Design by Polly Platt


Created and hosted by culture writer and film critic Nathalie Atkinson, a columnist for The Globe and Mail, Designing the Movies makes elements of design (like art direction, costume, sets) the lens for analysis. Each screening is introduced with a slide show and an expert talk or special guest Q&A. Follow us on FB and Instagram.

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