Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

336 Pages | 30 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474406550

Bookseller Code (06)

Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Jeff Jaeckle and Sarah Kozloff

Published by Edinburgh University Press


  • Traces Sturges' early career and writing process, including the shift from playwright to writer-director as well as screenwriting techniques
  • Provides cultural contexts for Sturges' films, including representations of class, gender, and race
  • Assesses the rises and falls of Sturges' critical reputation and popularity, including his influence on filmmakers ranging from Orson Welles to the Coen brothers

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