• The colors, the lighting, the camera angles and movements, the performances, the music! This gorgeous clip from our new digitial restoration of All That Heaven Allows perfectly encapsulates the all-encompassing style of director Douglas Sirk, who employed the conventions of Hollywood cinema to their most expressive potential. Watch how he frames Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson against a series of backdrops visually imbued with emotion, as their characters passionately discuss their forbidden love.

2 comments

  • By Micah M.
    June 14, 2014
    12:07 AM

    Just saw "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" this week and was disappointed that it is not widely recognized -- it is significant in so many respects and similar to "All That Heaven Allows" in its look at falls from grace
    Reply
  • By Sage on the Hudson
    June 27, 2014
    06:15 PM

    These Sirk films with "All that Heaven Allows," "Written on the Wind," "Magnificent Obsession," "Imitation of Life"...they're COMEDIES, right? Because nobody can or should take any of this turgid stuff seriously.
    Reply