Between Flops: A Biography of Preston Sturges

Between Flops: A Biography of Preston Sturges

by James Curtis
     
 

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Writer-director Preston Sturges set a new standard for creativity in Hollywood. Three volumes of his screenplays have been published, and he is acknowledged as one of the grand masters of screen comedy. Between Flops was the first full-length biography of this great American humorist.

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Overview

Writer-director Preston Sturges set a new standard for creativity in Hollywood. Three volumes of his screenplays have been published, and he is acknowledged as one of the grand masters of screen comedy. Between Flops was the first full-length biography of this great American humorist.

Editorial Reviews

NY Times - Judith Crist
"One of the most entertaining and engrossing film biographies I've encountered, doing justice not only to that truly eccentric genius at the core, but also to his time and place in both Hollywood and our culture."
Newsweek - David Williams
"A sobering picture of the sweat and disappointment that lie beneath the Hollywood hoopla."
Film Quarterly - Brian Henderson
“A thorough, factual account of Sturges’ complex life, a considerable feat of research and synthesis.”
National Review - J.O. Tate
“An imposing account of an imposing life”
The Wall Street Journal - Whit Stillman
"One of the five best books about Hollywood."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595007820
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

JAMES CURTIS is the author of "W.C. Fields: A Biography," which was awarded the Special Jury Prize by the Theatre Library Association and named as one of the New York Times' Notable Books of the Year. He is also the author of "Spencer Tracy: A Biography" and "James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters." He is married and lives in Brea, California.

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