Sunday, 2 October 2011

Nothing but the awful truth (2)

Last week our new series Nothing but the awful truth started – today we go on with part 2 of interviewing Monty:

Monty, please tell us: What do you like most about films?

What do I like most about films? I would say being part of that particular setting for that movie. To be emeshed with all the characters and the story. I like for films to have a great plot and then characters that you care about and can sometimes relate to.

Just love watching them interact with each other in whatever situation the movie calls for.

~ Cary Grant obviously interacting with May Robson in BRINGING UP BABY (1938)~

It’s an awesome experience.

"An awesome experience" – I agree, Monty. Last week you mentioned that you like screwball comedies the most – you also have a blog just dealing with them..

What makes screwball comedies so appealing to you that they are your favourites?

I love screwball comedies because they are so just fun. I mean, when you take posh, high society types, who normally you wouldn’t think to be involved in such hi-jinks, it’s a treat to see. Prime examples would be My Man Godfrey and Bringing Up baby. But then there are also regular common folk that are just as hilarious to watch as well. And you just can’t go wrong with a screwball comedy. Guaranteed laughs mixed with some romance and every now and then some drama or moral complications ala His Girl Friday.

~ Three guesses: This publicity still arises from which movie??? ~

Which is by the way the first classic movie I remember seeing and is my favorite movie of all time. But I’m sure you know that by now. Anyway, I could watch screwball comedies all day long, everyday for the rest of my life. I’m so glad there were so many done and so many classic stars got involved making them. Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Irene Dunne, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jane Wyman, Jack Carson, Katharine Hepburn, the list goes on and on.

~ Irene Dunne is telling Ralph Bellamy: "Sorry, dear - you're not on the list.. yet.."

(- Cary Grant of course made it..) ~

I can talk all day long on this subject. Would make a good post on Screwball Cinema. I think I shall that pretty soon. Got me thinking about screwball comedies now. Awesome question Irene. Thank you.

Well.. Thank YOU, Monty! I enjoy doing this interview very much – and I would love to read that post – and many others around here would love to do that, too – I am sure of that.

For those of you who want to sneak a peek at Monty's screwball comedy blog right now - here is the link:


Please visit again next week when Monty will tell us:

Why are the 1930's and 1960's Monty's favourite classic film decades?

(Well.. yes.. now that you mention it: you may visit again way sooner.. this blog likes to be looked at.. vain little thing..)

Thank you very much for listening

Yours (very well and) truly



  1. Monty, I really enjoyed your picks of romantic comedies, where the couples seem mismatched at first, but, as always end up, happily ever after..

  2. Perfect pictures Irene to go along with the interview. Great job again.

  3. Thank you, Monty - and: wonderful answers by you!!


I really appreciate your comments - I'll read them all and if I can think of an answer I'll post it. :")