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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Peter Bogdanovich's 'What's Up, Doc?,' Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood February 1, 2013 at 11:00AM

Comedy Classics! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Peter Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?," one of the biggest comedy hits of the early '70s.
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Barbra Streisand in "What's Up, Doc?"
Barbra Streisand in "What's Up, Doc?"

Comedy Classics! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Peter Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?," one of the biggest comedy hits of the early '70s.

Following up on his dramatic breakthrough with The Last Picture show, movie scholar turned director Peter Bogdanovich evokes '30s screwball comedies and classic Looney Tunes in this self-consciously wacky homage to Bringing Up Baby. As befits the brief post Easy Rider era when directors were as famous as stars, this is an unusually auteur-centered trailer.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.