9780520055643-0520055640-Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges

Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges

ISBN-13: 9780520055643
ISBN-10: 0520055640
Edition: Second Printing
Author: Sturges, Preston
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 848 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520055643
ISBN-10: 0520055640
Edition: Second Printing
Author: Sturges, Preston
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 848 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sturges, Preston wrote Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges comprising 848 pages back in 1985. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520055640 and 9780520055643. Since then Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.38 or rent at the marketplace.

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Here are five comic masterpieces by Preston Sturges, who has been called "Hollywood's greatest writer-director, with emphasis on the former." The scripts are drawn from the great period between 1939 and 1944, which Andrew Sarris called "one of the most brilliant and most bizarre bursts of creation in the history of cinema."

They are astonishingly readable and deliciously funny. Brian Henderson's introduction provides an overview of Sturges criticism and brief biographical material. Each script is preceded by a prefatory essay discussing its evolution. The insights provided by this volume will be useful to film students and aspiring screenwriters, and fascinating to anyone interested in screen comedy. Virtually all the illustrations, showing Sturges at work, are published here for the first time.

The collection includes The Great McGinty, Christmas in July, The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels, and Hail the Conquering Hero.

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