TITLE

The Measure of Comedy

AUTHOR(S)
Ferguson, Otis
PUB. DATE
January 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;1/26/42, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p117
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the ability of motion picture director and writer Preston Sturges to make comic films. Information that Sturges' film "Sullivan's Travels" has been handled with a good rasp of satire; Statement that he is a shrewder writer than he has become a director; View that when he wants anything at all in visual effect he does himself the rather serious disservice of talking down to the public as a bunch of mugs, making too much noise and too little connection with the sustained mood of true-to-life.
ACCESSION #
14692946

 

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