Criterion Year Week 19: Sullivan’s Travels

The Criterion Collection, the last vestige of truly collectible DVD and Blu-Ray movies in existence. These are well produced, fancy pants editions of important and interesting films for the discerning film lover.

We continue our journey through Jim's collection of movies with...

Week 19:

Sullivan's Travels

Spine Number: 118

Director: Preston Sturges

Genre: Comedy

Important.

That word gets used a lot when it comes to movies. Watch any awards show and you will see just how seriously the entertainment industry takes itself. Actors and directors are always going on about how "brave" or "courageous" they were in taking a large sum of money to play a part or make an important movie. Stories of grand importance which make lofty and high minded statements and give voice to the voiceless are seen as the highest achievement in art.

But are they?

Really, are they? What makes a movie important?

That question lies at the heart of this amazing film by Preston Sturges.

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Who are you speaking for, and do you have the authority to speak for them? Do they even want you to?

This week we go very in depth to talk about what makes art important, and what gives someone the authority to present these "important" stories.

So, join us as we get to the heart of the question, 'What good is art?"

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Next week:

Spine number 151: Traffic

A genuinely wonderful comedy classic.

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