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.
“Life is Sweet is possibly in the top three Mike Leigh films because each character feels so well realized by the actors and the director and given a world that none of them can simply coast through . . .”
“Criterion: PLEASE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH HULU PLUS AND ROKU.
Not being able to search on the Roku box outside of a clunky alphabetical interface is awful. Totally ruins what could be a beautiful . . .”
“ Within the "Aura of Modernism" I feel that indeed, Charlie Chaplin is making a sort of "revolutionary" film by breaking away from the "typical" bourgeois art and filmmaking. However, I feel that . . .”