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Intrepid laughter : Preston Sturges and the movies

Author: Andrew Dickos
Publisher: Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, [2013, 1985] ©1985
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout his career, Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was known for bringing sophistication and wit to the genre of comedy, establishing himself as one of the most valuable writer-directors in 1940s Hollywood. Today, more than fifty years after they were originally produced, his films have lost little of their edge and remain extremely popular. Intrepid Laughter is an essential guide to the life and work of this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dickos, Andrew.
Intrepid laughter
(OCoLC)818735100
Named Person: Preston Sturges; Preston Sturges
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dickos
ISBN: 9780813141961 0813141966 9780813141954 0813141958 1306370353 9781306370356
OCLC Number: 868580557
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 169 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chronology --
1. The Most Bizarre and Marvelous Scenario : Flashbacks on the Life and Career of Preston Sturges --
2. The Screenwriting of Preston Sturges --
3. Written and Directed by Preston Sturges --
First Films and Success in America : The Great McGinty and Christmas in July --
The Lady Eve and Fabled Lovers --
Sullivan's Travels --
The Palm Beach Story --
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek --
Complexity in Storytelling: Notes on --
Hail the Conquering Hero --
The Great Moment --
Harold Diddlebock and Ideas --
Sir Alfred, the Artist as a Man of Action --
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend --
The Notebooks of Major Thompson 79 --
Notes and References --
Annotated Bibliography --
Filmography --
Index --
About the Author.
Responsibility: by Andrew Dickos.

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Throughout his career, Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was known for bringing sophistication and wit to the genre of comedy, establishing himself as one of the most valuable writer-directors in 1940s Hollywood. Today, more than fifty years after they were originally produced, his films have lost little of their edge and remain extremely popular. Intrepid Laughter is an essential guide to the life and work of this luminary of the stage and screen, following Sturges from his unusual childhood, to his early success as a Broadway playwright, to his whirlwind career in Hollywood.

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