Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges

Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges

Description

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 1939 and 1944, which Andrew Sarris called "one of the most brilliant and most bizarre bursts of creation in the history of cinema." They are astonishingly readable and deliciously funny. Brian Henderson's introduction provides an overview of Sturges criticism and brief biographical material. Each script is preceded by a prefatory essay discussing its evolution. The insights provided by this volume will be useful to film students and aspiring screenwriters, and fascinating to anyone interested in screen comedy. Virtually all the illustrations, showing Sturges at work, are published here for the first time. The collection includes The Great McGinty, Christmas in July, The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels, and Hail the Conquering Hero.


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Details

Author(s)
Preston Sturges, Brian Henderson
Format
Paperback | 848 pages
Dimensions
152 x 232 x 38.61mm | 1,179g
Publication date
01 Jul 1992
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication City/Country
Berkerley, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0520055640
ISBN13
9780520055643
Bestsellers rank
1,681,021