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Diane Jacobs

Diane Jacobs is the author of Christmas in July: The Life and Art of Preston Sturges.

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The Last Wave

A sense of foreboding pervades an opening scene of Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, though the sun shines and young children play cricket as usual during recess at school. Then, suddenly, the wind picks up, dust rolls in like waves from the distance, an

By Diane Jacobs

My Man Godfrey
With its dunderhead millionaires, erudite bums, effulgently dysfunctional families, and beneficent providence, My Man Godfrey is the Depression comedy par excellence. It is also, superficially at least, a movie about the Depression. A suicidal millio…

By Diane Jacobs