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The 100 Essential Directors Part 9: Victor Sjöström to Luchino Visconti
28 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
Today we present a glorious spate of international auteurs that range from cinematic innovators from the silent era to those who continue to push the limits of film in their contemporary work.
Laughing Through the Great Depression With 'Sullivan's Travels'
15 Apr 2015 // 9:30 PM
The real charm of Sullivan’s Travels is the way it exposes Hollywood’s mediation of the Depression and the trauma it inflicted.
Preston Sturges: A Woefully Underrated Filmmaker
24 Feb 2016 // 9:05 PM
One of the Golden Age of Hollywood's most richly complicated and woefully underrated figures gets the critical attention he deserves in this essay collection on his life and movies.
'The Palm Beach Story' and the Comedy of Patriarchy
19 Feb 2015 // 9:10 PM
In pure madcap fashion, Preston Sturges' wartime comedy depicts just how absurd the constraints on women are in a patriarchal society.