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Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges


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Also Known As: Died: August 6, 1959
Born: August 29, 1898 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...


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He was the subject of an award-winning 1990 documentary "Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer"

"The underlying cynicism of Sturges is appealing because he keeps wanting to level his people but he can't. He reveals our foolishness, our hypocrisy, our self-involvement, but he does it in a way that says: 'We are all like this. I am one of you.' He connects us by it, as opposed to separating us." --filmmaker Ron Shelton quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 19, 1998

"Sturges wasn't a deep-dish artist; he wasn't really even a satirist--more a playful, inspired manipulator of low comedy, slapstick, verbal irony and, when the occasion arose, the odd cynical joke about social realities." --Terrence Rafferty writing in GQ, August 1998

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