Preston Sturges movie. And it certainly is one of the great surrealist’s most carefree works. Like many of Buñuel’s Mexican films, it was shot quickly and cheaply. Yet several critics have praised its mise-en-scene, particularly the way the characters interact within the crowded frame, which serves as proof of the director’s instinctual economy. When you’re working fast, every shot counts.
October 09, 2015