The cinema of Preston Sturges
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The cinema of Preston Sturges a critical study by Alessandro Pirolini

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Published by McFarland & Co., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


  • Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

StatementAlessandro Pirolini
LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.S78 P57 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25554424M
ISBN 100786443588
ISBN 109780786443581
LC Control Number2010016093

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The Eye of the Storm: Preston Sturges and Performance, Diane Carson Presto(n) con Spirito: Comedies with Music, Sturges-Style, Martin Marks. Impact: Reception/Reputation Thrust with a Rapier and Run: The Critics and Preston Sturges, G. Tom Poe Hail the Conquering Auteur: Preston Sturges in La Revue du cinéma (), Christian Viviani.   Preston Sturges was the great writer and director of Hollywood screwball comedies of the thirties and forties. Sullivan's Travels, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, and The Great McGinty have become film classics, demonstrating brilliant, inventive writing and s: Few directors of the s and ‘40s were as distinctive and popular as Preston Sturges, whose whipsmart comedies have entertained audiences for decades. Beginning with a foreword by Peter Bogdanovich, this book offers a new critical appreciation of Sturges’ whole oeuvre, incorporating a detailed study of the last ten years of his life from new primary sources. Preston Sturges .   Expanding the Legacy of Preston Sturges, American Cinema’s Greatest Comic Genius Today is the birthday of the greatest American comic auteur of the post-silent era Preston Sturges (). Hear me now and believe me later, as Hans and Franz used to say: Sturges REMAINS the greatest comic auteur since the heyday of Chaplin, unequaled and.

  Preston Sturges, original name Edmond Preston Biden, (born Aug , Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died August 6, , New York, New York), American motion-picture director, screenwriter, and playwright best known for a series of hugely popular satirical comedies that he made in the early s made his mark at a time when talk in large part had . The Films of Preston Sturges is a pioneering collection of essays by world-famous scholars that chart Sturges' contributions to Hollywood cinema, revealing his pivotal status as an early writer-director, exploring his inimitable style and making a bold case for his ongoing influence today. Reawakening interest in this filmmaker's life and works. In this first critical biography of Preston Sturges, Diane Jacobs brings to life the great comic filmmaker whose career Andrew Sarris described as "one of the most brilliant and bizarre bursts of creation in the history of the American cinema." Jacobs uses letters and manuscripts never before revealed, as well as interviews with people who knew Sturges--including three of his 4/5(1).   I have to say it that I was fully prepared to fall in love with this book. Preston Sturgis was one of the great directors of the ss, hitting his stride with a series of movies, "The Lady Eve" (), "Sullivan's Travels" (), "The Palm Beach Story" (), "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (), "Hail the Conquering Hero" () which are among the best that Reviews: 3.