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.


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!