Mick Garris on

Sullivan’s Travels

Released 1941
Distributor Paramount

You couldn’t tell from this trailer, which completely obscures the plot, or the obfuscating ad campaign (“Veronica Lake is on the take”(!)), but Preston Sturges’ brilliant Hollywood satire, which inspired the Coen Bros.’ “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” and has been the target of decades of aborted remake attempts, is one of the finest movies about the movies ever made.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing