Cary Comes Home: The Man From Dream City
Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
Saturday 16 July 2016, 12:00

Two inspiring talks reflecting on Cary Grant’s incredible journey from Bristol boy to global screen idol, hosted by Laura Rawlings (BBC Bristol).


Kiss Him for Me: Cary Grant and Onscreen Love
Kathrina Glitre (University of the West of England)

In the movies, women chase Cary Grant. Who can blame them? Pauline Kael describes him as the ‘male love object’, the ‘man from Dream City’. But what happens when these women catch up to him? This talk looks at that most romantic of climaxes – the kiss – as a way of exploring Grant’s onscreen chemistry with some of his leading ladies.


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Liberating the Leopard: The Making of Bringing Up Baby
Mark Glancy (Queen Mary University of London)

Based on research in the RKO studio archives, this talk reveals how Bringing Up Baby was made and remade by Hawks, Hepburn and Grant, and the playful spontaneity that they brought to it. It also explores the impact that the film had on the career of Cary Grant, whose comic personality was liberated and enriched while tracking leopards.



This event is supported by the School of Film and Journalism, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.