In honor of the great German émigré director’s birthday, here’s a short, quotable clip from the 1979 BBC documentary Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk, more excerpts of which can be found on our release of All That Heaven Allows.
“Thank you for this great essay. I am glad you didn't stop at the Christian allegory. I found that interpretation unsatisfying because the film seemed much more bleak to me, and you expressed why . . .”
“So I sent my Howards End disc at the beginning of February and still haven't received the replacement. It doesn't particularly matter to me how long it takes to get the replacement (was expecting . . .”