The Artistry of Douglas Sirk

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jun 12, 2014

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.