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  1. Will Krupp

    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    I apologize, Mark. Comedies of remarriage HAVE come to be included as a subgenre in the modern umbrella definition of "screwball" so I misunderstood your comments as including them as well.
  2. Will Krupp

    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    Well, screwball comedy, like its namesake the screwball pitch, has traditionally been defined as a farce that spins in an unexpected way. The screwball comedy parodies traditional romantic comedies and usually casts the female protagonist as the aggressor, satirizes class (almost always at the...
  3. Will Krupp

    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    I've seen all of these movies listed examples online of "screwball comedies" and The Awful Truth is the only one that comes close, in my opinion, to having any of the hallmarks. I think the definition of screwball comedy has been given a large dose of revisionism to include any romantic comedy...
  4. Will Krupp

    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    Is it actually a screwball comedy, though? What about the movie qualifies it as one?
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