Classic Directors: Preston Sturges

Sound On Sight Podcast #261

-Unfaithfully Yours

With a distinct lack of interesting fare in this chunk of the year, we came up with the bright idea of highlighting the careers of directors never before discussed in Sound on Sight’s relatively long history. The first name to come up: Preston Sturges, who became one of the very first writers in Hollywood to gain enough clout to direct his own pictures, ultimately becoming powerful enough to run afoul of the ruthless studio system. His comedies broke new ground in tonal complexity and freewheeling transcendence of genre (as well as coy subversion of the Hays code). Justine, Derek and Simon discuss three of his best-loved movies: The Lady Eve, Sullivan’s Travels, and Unfaithfully Yours.

Playlist:

Broadcast – Where Youth and Laughter Go

Iron and Wine – Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me

Mission of Burma – Fame and Fortune

Camera Obscura – If Looks Could Kill

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The Sound On Sight podcast was launched in late 2008 from the ashes of a radio show titled, The Naked Lunch, a show which aired on CJLO, 1690 AM in Montreal. Our podcast is marketed principally towards students and genre enthusiasts, and typically features in-depth discussion and debate on contemporary film. Throughout the years, the podcast has been nominated one of the best film shows world wide by several outlets including, MovieMaker Magazine.

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