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Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Jeff Jaeckle and Sarah Kozloff (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Building on existing biographies and published screenplays, this book assesses Preston Sturges’s entire career, paying particular attention to four areas: contexts (genre, studio, authorship), ... More


The 1970s Gallery

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mankiewicz provides sketches of famous people he meets and works with. The lineup reads like a film and television glossary. Mankiewicz learns much from these iconic film and TV actors, writers, ... More


The Sounds of Silence: W. M. Thackeray and Preston Sturges

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the works of William Makepeace Thackeray and Preston Sturges, two artists who share a penchant for thematizing the subject of scandal (and, by extension, the subject of ... More


Cinema as a Medium of Sentiment

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter looks at how Mr. Deeds Goes to Town remakes Platinum Blonde, to decisive effect for the account of Capra's sense of his medium, and at how Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in turn remakes ... More


From Broadway to Hollywood

Max Alvarez

in The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Mann’s beginnings as a stage director, beginning with his 1933 staging of Thunder on the Left, based on a Christopher Morley novel. Mann (still known professionally as Anton ... More


The Lady Eve and the Female Con

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at Preston Sturges's accomplished study of America's finest comic specimen: sucker sapiens, in the film The Lady Eve. In it, heroine Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) is a ... More


Preston Sturges and Screwball Comedy

Leger Grindon

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews key elements in the screwball cycle (1934-1942) of Hollywood romantic comedy, positioning The Lady Eve (1941) and The Palm Beach Story (1942) as late examples of screwball. The ... More


Preston Sturges, Sullivan’s Travels, and Film Authorship in Hollywood, 1941

Virginia Wright Wexman

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter conducts a reading of Preston Sturges’s 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels that focuses on its discourses about film authorship. While the auteurism that drives much film criticism today ... More


Chapter 10

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 10, covering the year 1934, explores the jealousy and insecurity that haunted Cary Grant during his short-lived marriage to Virginia Cherrill, which ended in a drunken fiasco that was ... More


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