Monday, December 03, 2007

Another Douglas Sirk Amazing Movie Experience



Imitation of Life, 1959 with Lana Turner, Juanita Moore and Sandra Dee deliver up the story of two single moms who team up in Manhattan in hopes of making a better life. One of the best lines "No fault in pretending to be prosperous, just means you're letting the Lord know you're ready." Douglas Sirk's movies always surprise me how relevant they remain, he is like the Hollywood Shakespeare.

7 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

Saw this a few months ago for the first time (though I missed the beginning). It was my first Sirk, bu8t I thought it was fantastic.

* (asterisk) said...

Also, ever a Lynch link: Imitation star Dan O'Herlihy is Andrew Packard from Twin Peaks!

tweetey30 said...

I have to say my mom likes old movies so I might have seen this one. I am not sure. but it looks good anyway.

L.M. said...

I love Sirk, so did Fassbinder.

Gardenia said...

I HAVE to see this, HAVE to, HAVE to.

pjazzypar said...

This was a very good movie. The 1959 version with Lana Turner and Juanita Moore was actually a remake. The original 1934 with Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers. One of the saddest endings of all time.

Malcolm: said...

I remember that Ch. 50 in Detroit used to show this quite a bit. I am surprised that Hollywood hasn't remade this movie again.

Another good movie with a similar theme is the 1949 drama "Pinky" starring Jeanne Crain and Ethel Waters. Have you seen it yet?