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In an interview on the new Criterion edition of Something Wild, screenwriter E. Max Frye says he was inspired by the unusual sight of a spiky-haired punk girl and a buttoned-down type flirting with each other at a restaurant table. What could they be talking about? So many classic romantic comedies—It Happened One Night and The Lady Eve, to name two of the most prominent—feed off the dynamic Frye describes, as two very different people learn from each other and meet somewhere in the middle. Directed by Jonathan Demme at the top of his game, Something Wild takes »

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