Gregory La Cava has made a classic movie, that will forever be considered one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time. Such a simple, unconventional story, with well complimented plot points, but so interesting and enjoyable to watch. The movie had so much to it's advantage, sophisticated mise-en-scene, outstanding camera angles. Also a well thought out story that is so simplistic, but so unique. This movie tells a story of unconventional humor and Godfrey's determination to live up to be more then he was before, it also tells a back story of love and romance that help the narrative story progress in such a natural way. But at the end the romance ends up dominating the entire film, interesting. The camera as a narrator to us remains very omniscient in what emotions are being conveyed; however, in contrast Godfrey the butler is such a restricted character. I think because he's an "inferior" person working as a butler to a family who is considered of noble superiority, Godfrey keeps most of his emotions to himself. That being said as an audience we don't really feel all of his true emotions until the end of the movie when he realizes he loves Irene. Which essentially makes William Powell's character Godfrey quite round in terms of development and change. Another interesting thing to add is that although for most of the movie Godfrey is such a restricted major character, we feel emotions and mood from almost every other character in the movie, even the female maid has emotions that we perceive. But we can't get to Godfrey until later. I found that very intriguing. So all in all this was an excellent movie another one of my favorites.
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