The Measure of Comedy

Ferguson, Otis
January 1942
New Republic;1/26/42, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p117
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.


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