Blast from the Past and the Origins of Screwball Comedy

Orrin Konheim
3 min readMay 14, 2024

Brendan Frasier plays a guy born in a 1962 bomb shelter to two parents who steps out into a world as a complete newbie. As a sheltered 35-year-old who’s never had sex, let alone experienced the joy of interaction with a girl his own age, he’s itching to find himself a lady when he gets out of the bunker. Viola, within a few minutes, he meets Alicia Silverstone, who happens to not just be pretty (something most audience members will agree on) but someone he has that extra spark of magical attraction.

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Orrin Konheim

Freelance journalist w/professional bylines in 3 dozen publications, writing coach, google me. Patreon: http://www.patreon/com/okjournalist Twitter: okonh0wp