If you can somehow ignore the relentless flagellation of its leading woman, Ally McBeal's got enough winning daffiness
to give it a reason to exist, starting with the much-derided fantasy inserts that provide little flashes into McBeal's addled consciousness--what she's thinking but won't say to a client or a man she wants to sleep with (sometimes the same person), or a really gross hallucination.
Up to this last outburst, he had still believed Nick's capers were just harmless daffiness
, another joke pushed further than anyone but Nick would go.
His remarkable ability to combine athleticism, acrobatics, pathos, deadpan humor, and just plain daffiness
made him a mainstay of silent pictures.
Tunis chose the Dodgers' camp in Clearwater "because the squad at that time was full of lively and interesting characters, starting with Leo Durocher, the manager, and also because they were obvious pennant contenders that season." (4) During the thirties, the Dodgers had been a lovable collection of zanies and ne'er-do-wells popularly known as the "Daffiness
Boys." Now under the dynamic leadership of their new general manager, Larry MacPhail, and Leo Durocher, the new field manager, the Dodgers had brought in established stars and recruited young talent.
Bringing winsome physical comedy to the girl's seesawing between clueless inexperience and uncorked sexual appetite, she amusingly echoes the Marquise's description of her: "She has no character and no morals, she's altogether delicious." Mother and daughter are well-paired, with Nielsen bringing bug-eyed daffiness
and fretful propriety to Madame de Volanges.
Query attributes some of the daffiness
to increased confidence, but also to the need for more physicality, something the band uses to compensate for the intimacy that was lost when the band went from playing in front of 50 people to filling 3,000-seat auditoriums.
Thompson neither wastes nor overplays a conlic moment, while Mosina plays this scene with a hint of daffiness
of The Man Without Qualities is what renders an otherwise prodigiously self-conscious work of High Culture wholly addictive.
As Denise, Philipps creates a nice blend of daffiness
and neurosis for the character--a seemingly better choice than Shannen Doherty, who was originally considered for the role.
Kennedy evokes the grounded daffiness
of a Mildred Natwick as Lane's sister who always wanted something big in her life, although "I didn't know how to ask for it." Though Charles may be a character who doesn't understand the punchlines to jokes, Bloom gives him an endearing childlike wonder that makes his seemingly arbitrary behavior believable and touching.