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Comic structures in the films of Preston Sturges.

James Rankin Gordon

Comic structures in the films of Preston Sturges.

by James Rankin Gordon

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Published by University Microfilms International in London, Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sturges, Preston, -- 1898-1959.

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    Open LibraryOL13773648M

      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. Written by from the book The Truimph over Pain by René Fülöp-Miller Produced by Preston Sturges Often considered Preston Sturges' major misstep, The Great Moment was reportedly re-cut by the studio. Sturges filmed it before The Miracle of Morgan's Creek and Hail the Conquering Hero but it was released after both of them. Sturges' idea was to.

      Here are five comic masterpieces by Preston Sturges, who has been called "Hollywood's greatest writer-director, with emphasis on the former." The scripts are drawn from the great period between and , which Andrew Sarris called "one of the most brilliant and most bizarre bursts of creation in the history of cinema."Brand: University of California Press. Preston Sturges was Screwball Comedy’s screwiest and ballsiest proponent in Hollywood’s golden age Just ask Joel and Ethan Coen: direct references and a palpable love of Sturges’ acerbic wit, crackling dialogue and rich comedic characters can be traced from the declared tribute O Brother, Where Art Thou? – which takes its title from.

    Preston Sturges Even though you can’t go wrong with any of the films Sturges directed between and , when delving into Sturges’ rich directorial filmography, it’s best to start with pure comedies, then move on to comedy-dramas before ending with the filmmaker’s more challenging films.. Sturges was the character actor’s best friend, thanks to films filled with colorful. Preston Sturges (29 August – 6 August ), originally Edmund Preston Biden, was a celebrated playwright, screenwriter and film director born in Chicago, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film The Great McGinty.. Sturges took the screwball comedy format of the s to another level, writing dialogue that, heard today, is often surprisingly Born: Edmund Preston Biden, Aug , Chicago, .


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Comic structures in the films of Preston Sturges by James Rankin Gordon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Preston Sturges (/ ˈ s t ɜːr dʒ ɪ s /; born Edmund Preston Biden; Aug – August 6, ) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and filmhe won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film The Great McGinty, his first of three nominations in the category.

Sturges took the screwball comedy format of the s to another level, writing dialogue that Born: Edmund Preston Biden, AugChicago. This is a delightful book, full of the charm that characterizes Sturges's comedies. Especially good are the passages about his mother, the fantastic Mary Desti Dempsey.

I much prefer Preston Sturges on Preston Sturges to James Curtis's biography, Between Flops, in which Sturges comes off /5(10). Preston Sturges, original name Edmond Preston Biden, (born AugChicago, 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 supplanted images as the driving.

The 8 Essential Films Of Preston Sturges. Jessica Kiang. pm part of Sturges’ consummate skill is in getting coherent and often truly brilliant comic performances out of a.

Here are five comic masterpieces by Preston Sturges, who has been called "Hollywood's greatest writer-director, with emphasis on the former." The scripts are drawn from the great period between andwhich Andrew Sarris called "one of the most brilliant and most bizarre bursts of creation in the history of cinema."/5(9).

Jeff Jaeckle is the editor of Film Dialogue (Wallflower Press, ) and co-editor (with Sarah Kozloff) of ReFocus: The Films of Preston Sturges (EUP, ).

His scholarship on language in cinema, aesthetics and Hollywood film has also appeared in Film Quarterly, New Review of Film and Television Studies and Quarterly Review of Film and Video. I t was a sprint worthy of his greatest farces: between andPreston Sturges made some of the funniest films Hollywood ever produced, including The.

Romantic comedy by James Harvey (Book) Comic structures in the films of Preston Sturges by James R Gordon (Book) more. fewer. Most widely held works by Preston Sturges Sturges. Director, screenwriter and comic genius, Preston Sturges has been an influence on filmmakers ranging from Orson Welles to the Coen brothers.

The first person to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, he wrote and directed some of the most bizarre, controversial, and downright hilarious comedies of the s, including Sullivan's Travels and Hail the Conquering Hero. Here are five comic masterpieces by Preston Sturges, who has been called Hollywood's greatest writer-director, with emphasis on the former.

The scripts are drawn from the great period between andwhich Andrew Sarris called one of the most brilliant and most bizarre bursts of creation in the history of cinema. Preston Sturges >Preston Sturges () was the first writer-turned-director in the >history of talking movies, and one of the greatest film directors of any >variety.

He is best known for the comedies he made in the early s. The film became The Great McGinty, a more positive title than The Vagrant, until you see the movie and learn the irony of it.

It launched Sturges’s remarkable run of seven pictures in four years Author: Douglas Mcgrath. Preston Sturges is the author of Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges ( avg rating, ratings, 12 reviews, published ), Five Screenplays ( av /5. "Sturges is one of the great makers of Hollywood comedy: from The Great McGinty () through to Hail the Conquering Hero (), everything that he touched turned to gold.

His films strike the most delicate balance between cynicism and sentimentality, creating a world of real and beautifully ridiculous people. 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. Preston Sturges Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Preston Sturges photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes. The Interrogator from The Carol Burnett Show (full sketch) - Duration: The Carol Burnett Show Official Recommended for you.

Edmund Preston Biden b. AugChicago, Illinois, USA d. August 6, New York, New York, USA Filmography Select Bibliography Works Also Cited Articles in Senses Web Resources Way Ahead: How Hollywood’s Funny Man Got Away With Murder Hailed as both a comic genius and a harbinger of a more personal approach to [ ].

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Preston Sturges' own life is as unlikely as some of the plots of his best work. He was born into a Born: Aug Died: August 6, (age 60).

Preston Sturges was a writer-director the like of which we haven't seen since. He was a well-connected anarchist in a system that frowned on such tendencies - unless they made money.ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures.

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