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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


The two textures of invisibility: shoes as liminal questionings in Sullivan’s Travels

Kelli Fuery

in Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451406
eISBN:
9781474495332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Preston Sturges’s 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels investigates the question of what it is to wear another person’s shoes, by looking not at shoes that pinch, but at shoes that are pinched, or stolen. ... 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


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