GreatMcGinty

The Great McGinty (1940)

We’ve touched on three of Sturges’ better known efforts this week, so let’s take a step back and go to the beginning of his directing career. The Great McGinty was our first foray into Preston Sturges: director, after he’d found respect writing scripts. He sold this to Paramount for $10 under the auspices he’d be…

Jaws

Jaws (1975)

Celebrating its 40th-anniversary, TCM and Fathom Events paired up to screen Steven Spielberg’s seminal shark thriller, Jaws on the big screen. I’d never seen the story of a small-town sheriff hunting down the titular shark in theaters and immediately jumped on the opportunity. While I’d hoped to review this sooner, as a means of enticing…

Jeanne Eagles

Jeanne Eagels (1957)

The 1950s definitely enjoyed biopics, as evidenced by the amount I’ve previously reviewed (The Buster Keaton Story, The George Raft Story, Valentino). Probably one of the better remembered ones, Jeanne Eagels was the proving ground for Kim Novak as a dramatic actress. Lambasted by the family to the point that they sued the studio, and…