Well, I know you like QT, and I've been of the mind for a while that QT writes dialogue that he wishes was anywhere near as smart as Sturges', if that does anything for you. I'd say to give The Palm Beach Story a go, it's one of his greats, it's super on the dialogue and it's short, so if you don't like it then it won't take up too much of your time.
I'm still very hesitant but If I do get around to Sturges I'll make sure and consider it. Thanks
@ smirnoff: You asked if we thought you would like Morvern Callar. I have to say no, I honestly don't think you would. It's more meandering, contemplative and mood-oriented than the films you usually go for.
Thanks Em. That's exactly what I wanted to know.
@Smirnoff: Having seen two of Sturges films I'd say skip it. Sturges does insubstantial witty banter, QT builds his banter into substance.
Also, I'd pass on Morvern, though would recommend Ratcatcher if you haven't seen that and are keen to check out a Ramsey film.
The World is the one Jia I've seen that didn't frustrate me.
I think I need to buy a copy of the Bondo film guide, since I find we're usually on the same wavelength. Thanks for your thoughts.
Sturges is on the back burner, for now. (It's really just a priority thing, not a ruling out).
Double confirmation on skipping Movern (for now). Done. I'll queue up Ratcatcher (because I am curious and want on the Ramsay-wagon before it's full).
That The World was the most positive experience with Jia you had, and I was already inclined to give it a shot, well, that's promising.