Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Imitation of Life

Douglas Sirk's movies are like nothing else I've seen. So melodramatic yet so socially conscious at the same time. This one mixes two mother-daughter relationships with the burgeoning civil rights movement. I mean, obviously.

The movie is full of memorable lines. One of my favorites is uttered by a sleazy Hollywood type hitting on the lovely Lana Turner, "You are decent, no doubt possessing fine principles. Well, me, I'm a man of very few principles ... and they are all open for revision."

Directed by Douglas Sirk
1959
HBO

1 comment:

msdee said...

One of my fave movies bawled like a baby at the end