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Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges

His Life in His Words

by Preston Sturges

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Published by Touchstone .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • Rich & Famous,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Screenwriters,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography,
  • Motion picture producers and directors

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7664109M
    ISBN 100671747274
    ISBN 109780671747275

    It is a shame that Preston Sturges’ film career is treated only incidentally in this fragmentary autobiography, for insight on that subject is exactly what most readers of this book will come Buy a cheap copy of Three More Screenplays by Preston book by Preston Sturges. The publication by the University of California Press of Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges and Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges has been applauded by Free shipping over $

    Preston Sturges. [Preston Sturges; Sandy Sturges] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Preston Sturges; Sandy Sturges. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: About the Book. The publication by the University of California Press of Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges and Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges has been applauded by cinephiles and admirers of the director's work, and recognized as a major contribution to the history of American cinema. In this third volume of scripts by one of Hollywood's wisest and wittiest filmmakers, the focus

    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 directing. At the height of his career,   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 details the


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Preston Sturges wrote several of my favorite movies, "The Lady Eve" and "Sullivan's Travels" among others. His dialogue on the screen is topnotch, his screenplays deeply warm and funny. This book is compiled from Sturges' work by his wife, Sandy at the recommendation of Sturges' ://   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." › Books › New, Used & Rental Textbooks › Humanities.

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By Nick Smedley and Tom Sturges Foreword by Peter Bogdanovich. Few directors of the s and 40s were as distinctive and popular as Preston Sturges, whose whipsmart comedies have entertained audiences for decades. This book offers a new critical appreciation of Sturges   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 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.

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Preston Sturges' own life is as unlikely as some of the plots of his best was born into a wealthy family. As a boy he helped out on stage productions for his mother's friend, Isadora Duncan (the scarf that strangled her was made by his mother's company, Maison Desti).?p=preston+sturges.Author of Strictly dishonorable, Sullivan's Travels, Sullivan's travels, Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges, Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges, Hail the   Preston Sturges by Sturges, Preston, ; Sturges, Sandy.

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