Monday, July 03, 2006

More Tashlin Mania

The Chicago Tribune has a good article on Frank Tashlin, on the occasion of a Tashlin retrospective in Chicago. It'll include new prints of The Girl Can't Help It and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, presumably the prints used for the DVDs (which will be released in August).

If you're in the area, by all means go. And here's a clip from Tashlin's Son of Paleface that covers all the bases of what you will see in a Tashlin movie: making fun of the film's own genre (Roy Rogers is in the movie for that reason), references to silent movies (Bob Hope's character is essentially a sound version of characters Buster Keaton used to play: the foppish college-educated lad returning to his home town), scantily-clad women, and cartoony gags that would actually have been too over-the-top for Tashlin to use in an actual animated cartoon.

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