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Contrastes Humanos

Sullivan’s Travels

Dirigido por Preston Sturges
Estados Unidos, 1941
Comédia, Drama, Aventura


Hollywood director Joel McCrea, tired of churning out lightweight comedies, decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou, a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, he hits the road as a hobo.

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Contrastes Humanos Dirigido por Preston Sturges
Sullivan’s Travels is far less classical in its construction [than The Lady Eve], more direct in its central message, and no less mischievous because of it—a treasure of satire and an entertaining case study in incipient postmodernism at Hollywood’s door.
August 28, 2018
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Sullivan’s epiphany comes with the laughter he and the other prison inmates share at a screening of a Disney cartoon (Playful Pluto, 1934). The rescued Sullivan’s final speech about the necessity of comedy is delivered almost directly to us. That it follows the bleakest scenes Sturges had ever filmed is completely appropriate for an artist who never met a paradox he didn’t love.
May 07, 2015
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If Sullivan’s Travels mounts an argument for anything, it’s complexity and ambition in filmmaking, as practiced by an artist who is, unlike Sullivan, rather smarter than he lets on. Sturges might have conceived the film as a journey that would lead you to the belief that he was a simple workman, unconcerned with developing his art—but I say you can’t get there from here.
April 14, 2015
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  • Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    A hilarious and bittersweet ride of a comedy. The story follows a not so successful film director who intends against the studio's will to make a film about poverty. But to do so, he wants to live trough the suffering and trouble of being a tramp. This film perfectly expresses that sometimes, the journey matters so much more than the goal itself. It is also very well written, directed and acted too.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    The great irony of "Sullivan's Travels" is that it is, in many ways, a very serious film about the importance of comedy. It's an irony I can imagine Sturges embracing and delighting in, on and off-screen.

  • Mcpeer's rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    Nearly 70 years later, Sullivan's Travels still holds up as one of the best dramatic comedies ever made. Even the most abhorrent of today's modern audiences will be sucked into its spell. You can see the influences this film has had tonally with Spielberg, Hill, and the Coens. It perfectly captures the contradictory nature of making a movie about things you've never actually felt. A wonderful, marvelous little movie.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    Essential cinema. Masterful satirical achievement that concerns a filmmaker tired of making 'fluff' who sets to the road as a tramp to discover truth, hunger and pain to better make an 'important' film. The truth he eventually uncovers comes as a surprise to him. Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake were never better in a film full of wonderful performances and memorable moments throughout.

  • josé neves's rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    "Desire" list: Joel McCrea 2. In one of Preston Sturges smartest and sharping comedies, essay with bitter laughter of a Marxist-Chaplin-ish situation, McCrea reaches one of his peaks with this ambivalent millionaire who discovers in the vagrancy the essence of a breath that money did not allow him to know, namely, the human dignity. Irresistible lesson, made by an actor of the most reliable fineness.

  • Dave's rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    The scene where the prisoners are brought in to watch a movie at the local church sums up everything you need to know about this movie. Yes, it is hilarious and displays Sturges' writing at its best. But the message to take away from it almost makes you feel good for finding such pleasure in something as simple as the two-hour diversion that a movie ultimately is at its most basic level.

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    A film that should be seen by all the apprentice critics swimming in the dark waters of this site. The first scene between Sullivan and his producers makes it clearer than any 400 pages book why American audience considers cinema as pure entertainment while it is considered as an art in Europe. With the exception of all those who know theauteurs of course. Veronica Lake is gorgeous in pyjama. Masterpiece.

  • Klara Tavakoli Goesche's rating of the film Contrastes Humanos

    One of my favorite films of all time. What Sullivan finally learns in the end, that the responsibility of a filmmaker isn't about trying to capture stark reality in troubled times, but about bringing some level of light, joy and hope to people, is priceless. Wonderfully philosophical, inspired and charming. A GREAT film.

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