UW Cinematheque - Special Presentations and New Restorations
What's Up Doc? | USA | 1972 | 35mm | 94 min. Director: Peter Bogdanovich Cast: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn
Friday, March 11, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
Fresh off the triumphant The Last Picture Show, Bogdanovich set himself up with a daunting, nigh-impossible challenge: recreate/update the screwball brilliance, non-stop hilarity of Howard Hawks’ Bringing Up Baby. That he succeeded beyond any reasonable expectation is due in no small part to the spectacular chemistry of leads O’Neal and Streisand, as well as scene-stealing turns from Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, and, Madeline Kahn in an astonishing screen debut.