Sirk and Haynes

About to watch Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, with it’s gay undertones in a story about a woman in a scandalous relationship with a younger man, and then Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven, which brings the gay undertones out of the closet, while still tackling the 1950s race issue that Sirk was so interested in, particularly in his film Imitation of Life.

I love the way Hayne’s updates the panoramic technicolor of Sirk’s style, plus the outbursts of melodrama amid stifling repression.

These are two films I highly recommend watching. Sirk’s style has been a huge influence on my writing.

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Posted on December 18, 2012, in Bits 'n' Pieces and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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