By Peter Swaab
From Amazon: "Directed via Howard Hawks in 1938, citing child is likely one of the nice screwball comedies and a treasure from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cary furnish performs a naive and repressed professor who turns into entangled with (and ensnared by means of) a willful heiress performed by means of Katharine Hepburn. Chaos ensues as romance blossoms and never one yet leopards are set free in verdant Connecticut. in addition to being a completely American fiction of the Thirties, mentioning child additionally has a classical comedian narrative, exploring conflicts among civilization and nature, rationality and madness or eccentricity, middle-class inhibitions and aristocratic blitheness. it really is an anthology of comedian kinds and units, and essentially the most seductively humorous movies ever made. Peter Swaab has edited the Penguin variation of the 2 Noble Kinsmen and The accrued Poems of Sara Coleridge and was once the co-editor of Thorold Dickinson: a global of movie. he's at present a Reader at Univesity collage, London."
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The roof was riddled with holes. A big fragment of shell had removed half the chimney. In the regimental office next door, a few sizeable splinters had drilled through the walls and the large wardrobe, shredding the uniforms that were kept there for wear on home leave. On 8 February, the sector received a vigorous pummelling. It began early in the morning when our own artillery dropped a dud on the dugout of my right flank, to the consternation of those within, pushing through the door and toppling the stove.
Our only consolation was that the British were just as badly off as we were, because we could see them baling out for all they were worth. Since our position has a little more elevation than theirs, we even managed to pump our excess their way. Also, we used rifles with telescopic sights on them. The crumbled trench walls exposed a line of bodies left there from the previous autumn's fighting. 9 November. Was standing next to Territorial Wiegmann in front of Altenburg Redoubt when a long shot passed through his bayonet, which he was carrying over his shoulder, and gave him a bad wound in the groin.
Another joins it with a squeak, and, before long, the whole place is swarming with the lithe shapes emerging from their holes in ruined village basements or among the shot-up bomb shelters. Hunting rats is a much-loved change from the tedium of sentry duty. A piece of bread is put out as bait, and a rifle is leveled at it, or gunpowder from dud shells is sprinkled in their holes and torched. Then they come squeaking out with singed fur. They are repellent creatures, and I'm always thinking of the secret desecrations they perform on the bodies in the village basements.
Bringing Up Baby (BFI Film Classics) by Peter Swaab