Preston Sturges and the Movies
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""Andrew Dickos knowingly defines [Sturges's] particular brand of humor, clarifying the link between the verbal dexterity of Sturges's screenplays and the visual sureness of his directorial style."—American Cinematographer"
""Preston Sturges wrote and directed . . . some of the best comedies Hollywood ever produced. His movies were noted for their sophisticated and razor-sharp dialogue, usually delivered at a lightning pace by actors such as Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Veronica Lake, and Sturges's regular company of great character actors, a group unrivaled in Hollywood. Andrew Dickos has done an outstanding job of covering Sturges's life and career and examining each of his movies."—Coast Book Review Service"
""It was time that the director of such notable films as The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story, and Hail the Conquering Hero had a full-length study of his work, and this neat book . . . offers a concise but very adequate survey."—Film Review Annual"—
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