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ReFocus : The Films of Preston Sturges (Hardcover)

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Director, screenwriter and comic genius, Preston Sturges has been an influence on filmmakers ranging from Orson Welles to the Coen brothers. The first person to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, he wrote and directed some of the most bizarre, controversial, and downright hilarious comedies of the 1940s, including Sullivan'sTravels and Hail the Conquering Hero. He may be the most talented Hollywood filmmaker yet to receive the critical recognition he deserves.The Films of Preston Sturges is a pioneering collection of essays by world-famous scholars that chart Sturges' contributions to Hollywood cinema, revealing his pivotal status as an early writer-director, exploring his inimitable style, and making a bold case for his ongoing influence today. Reawakening interest in this filmmaker's life and works, this book will remind readers why Sturges' movies remain not only immensely enjoyable, but of great cultural significance as well.About the series:ReFocus produces new critical volumes from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing influential, yet neglected, American directors to the attention of a new audience of scholars and students in both Film Studies and American Studies.
Number of Pages: 324
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism, Film + Video / Reference, Film + Video / Direction + Production
Series Title: Refocus: The American Directors
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 50107199
UPC: 9781474406550
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4043

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