Pre-Meeting #10 (A New Leaf)

Movie #10! Wowza, good on us for keepin’ a regular meeting! I’m very excited to be starting Elaine May, digging into the filmography of arguably the Mother of Modern Comedy one one of the best screenwriters to ever do the dang thing. May’s screenwriting credits include Tootsie, Labyrinth, and The Birdcage to name just a few. Her directorial credits aren’t as widely celebrated but are possibly the purest distillation of the voice of one of the most undercelebrated, yet defining, talents of the 20th century.

For more on May, check out this Criterion Essay and this Ringer article on May’s legacy. Short and sweet this time folks!

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