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.
“The John Alcott video essay was excellent! His contributions to A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon are a big reason why those two are favorites of mine. I was never aware he worked on Beastmaster . . .”
“Was there really a murder? It is interesting to follow the blow-up process closely: the more the pictures get enlarged, the more detail appears. Even when he takes a picture of an enlarged print . . .”