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You Can't Take it With You

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You Can't Take it With You#0
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:05am
Hello Wonderful People!

Does anyone know how close the Movie for "You Can't Take it With you" follows the actual play?

Thanks!!
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re: You Can't Take it With You#1
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:07am
Not that closely. A lot of the material was rewritten for the film. I've played Ed twice (that's what happens when you can play xylophone and you own a 1930s hand printing press) and I watched the film. The character in the film seems to be far removed from what is described in the original text.
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re: You Can't Take it With You#2
Posted: 10/12/04 at 10:55am
the play is much better then the film. i played martin (grandpa) my senior year of high school.
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re: You Can't Take it With You#3
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:07am
From what I remember of the film, it was ok but the play is much better! =) I played Mrs. Kirby twice in High School and it was a blast!!!!
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re: You Can't Take it With You#4
Posted: 10/12/04 at 11:54am
LOL Matt, I love that whole Johnny Bravo "cast 'em if the costume fits" idea. I'm sure that is not the ONLY reasons you were cast.
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re: You Can't Take it With You#5
Posted: 10/12/04 at 6:17pm
Ahhh Matt! I was Ed too!

"Essie did you ask Grandpa about us having a baby?"
"Yes he said go right ahead."
(Stand at bottom of stairs nodding head as Essie dissapears up the stairs. Then it hits him.. his face goes into an expression of utter joy and he flies up the stairs.)

It is such a fun show.
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Updated On: 10/12/04 at 06:17 PM
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re: You Can't Take it With You#6
Posted: 10/12/04 at 9:11pm
The film version of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (193re: You Can't Take it With You "extensively rewrites" the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play.

Family full of "off-beat" characters come off more like a bunch of lunatics ready for shock therapy.

Tony, the fiancee, is so "normal" he is made out of cardboard.

Extemperaneous bits added to make story "funnier" make it seem like an old rerun of "Laverne & Shirley."

As Grandpa, Lionel Barrymore takes himself so seriously you think he's playing Abraham Lincoln.

There was a 1979 TV Production (with Jean Stapleton and Art Carney) that was pretty much the play filmed as written but I have never seen version again after initial airing and fear it is lost in "Theatre Heaven" forever. :)
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re: You Can't Take it With You#7
Posted: 10/12/04 at 9:38pm
I'm in rehersals for "You can't..." right now. I'm playing Essie, so for all you Ed(s): Let's get to that baby-makin!
Perhaps that was too forward!