Thursday, September 24, 2009

Preston Sturges on Pittsburgh.

The G20 are meeting in Pittsburgh, so I think it's appropriate to post some dialogue from "Sullivan's Travels" about that fair city.

LeBrand and Hadrian are studio executives, Sullivan is a director of light comedies who wants to make a serious picture of social import. They are discussing another such picture.

LeBrand: It died in Pittsburgh.
Hadrian: Like a dog!
John L. Sullivan: Aw, what do they know in Pittsburgh...
Hadrian: They know what they like.
John L. Sullivan: If they knew what they liked, they wouldn't live in Pittsburgh!

Here is the nine-minute sequence that includes the quotation above, from, like I said, "Sullivan's Travels," one of the greatest comedies of all time. video


Tore Claesson said...

Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) was from Pittsburgh

geo said...

and they make ketchup there.

kazziechameleon said...

wonderful film. hilarious. i would love to see the script on this, super dense i can imagine. and the short butler! he's one of those awesome character actors you see in everything!