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    The Definitive Original Screenplays: 10-1

    The end of the road. The scripts that should be studied, dissected, and taught for their quality, their timeliness, and their impact on the film industry as a whole. Some were perfect for their time and place. Some were ahead of their time. Some defined their generation. And one still rules all, forty years after […] More

  • The Lady Eve

    ‘The Lady Eve,’ Sturges on con artists and romance

    The Lady Eve is all about the game of romance. Jean has a great monologue at the beginning of the film that really shows this game in action. While sitting at a dinner table, she narrates as various women approach Charles, in an attempt to gain his attention (“Every Jane in the room is giving him the thermometer and he feels they’re just a waste of time”). She studies Charles. What makes him tick? Is he self-conscious? What kind of woman would he like? All of this is for the purpose of conning him, which she does rather well. It also shows how love (and ultimately marriage) can be a façade. More

  • Unfaithfully Yours

    Classic Directors: Preston Sturges

    – 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 […] More