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Preston Sturges : the last years of Hollywood's first writer-director

Author: Nick Smedley; Tom Sturges
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Intellect, 2019 ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few directors of the 1930s and '40s were as distinctive and popular as Preston Sturges, whose whipsmart comedies have entertained audiences for decades. With a foreword by Peter Bogdanovich and endorsements from Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Shelton, and James L. Brooks, this book offers a new critical appreciation of Sturges's whole oeuvre, closing with a detailed study of his life, developed from new primary sources,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smedley, Nick.
Preston Sturges.
Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Intellect Ltd 2019
(OCoLC)1065914842
Named Person: Preston Sturges; Preston Sturges
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Smedley; Tom Sturges
ISBN: 9781789380255 1789380251 9781789380262 178938026X
OCLC Number: 1101101138
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 309 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A fallen giant: adjusting to the new, 1949-1950 --
Back to the future: Broadway and Paramount, 1951-1952 --
Sturges' travels: farewell to America, 1953 --
The millionairess and the major: Sturges returns to Paris, 1954 --
Americans in Paris: filming Major Thompson, 1955 --
American Gangster: the trials and tribulations of independent film production, 1956-1957 --
Farcical manoeuvres, 1957-1958 --
New York, New York: public hopes, private griefs, 1957 --
For better or for worse: marital tensions, 1957-1958 --
Sliding towards the brink, January-July 1958 --
The road to despair, July-December 1958 --
The conquering hero: return to New York, January-March 1959 --
Triumph over pain: the last happy months of Preston Sturges, March-August 1959 --
The events have led up to his death, August 1959
Responsibility: Nick Smedley and Tom Sturges.

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Few directors of the 1930s 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  Read more...

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'A fascinating account of Preston Sturges, who wrote and directed some of the great treasures of cinema and has remained as mysterious as his God-given talent.' -- Francis Ford Coppola, film director Read more...

 
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