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.
“This essay is the worst kind of academic, jerking off. It's embarrasing. Does Criterion READ this stuff before publishing it? ONE EYED JACKS is a great film. It's one of a few films ever produced . . .”