I've been wanting to see Preston Sturges' comedy classic Sullivan's Travels (1941) ever since I heard that it was the source for the title of the Coen brother's 2000 comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? From what I have seen of the film it might have also inspired Barton Fink. It seems that this is one of those archetypal films that has been copied, referenced and alluded to in countless films since it has been released, so that it seems less fresh than it actually is, since it was the inspiration for a number of comedic routines. That being said, I still found it very entertaining and felt that the Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake own their respective roles. Sutrges seems to be something of an iconoclast and I look forward to seeing more of his films and I recently learned of a interesting sounding biography that looks worth reading, Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges.