Description - Three More Screenplays by Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges
This volume of scripts focuses on three screenplays written but not directed by Preston Sturges. Included are "The Power and the Glory", which influenced Welles in the conception of "Citizen Kane", and the romantic comedies "Remember the Night" and "Easy Living". The scripts cast light on Sturges collaboration with directors Mitchell Leisen and William K. Howard and in the introduction Andrew Horton analyzes the contributions of Sturges to the film comedy genre and to Hollywood film history.
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University of California Press
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Author Biography - Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was a member of Hollywood's gifted royalty. He wrote, directed, and produced a remarkable number of successful films, and wrote and produced for the Broadway stage. Andrew Horton, Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film Studies at the University of Oklahoma, is the author of Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay (California, 1993) and coeditor (with Stuart McDougal) of Play It Again, Sam (California, 1998). Tom Sturges, who conceived this series of books, is the general manager of Los Angeles-based T.W.Is.M. Records. He is working on a one-man play about the life of his father, Preston Sturges.