Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stahl vs. Sirk at Anthology Film Archives

"John M. Stahl and Douglas Sirk were fated to share a double bill. The passing decades have made it clear that these two icons of melodrama don’t merely reflect their respective time periods, but actively comment upon them. Moreover, as contract directors at Universal, both were fortuitously given the same material to adapt — which not only eagerly invites comparison, but also highlights their singularity as artists."

Read my full coverage of Anthology Film Archives' series Imitations of Life: Stahl vs. Sirk online here at The L Magazine.


Paul Brazill said...

Smashing! Imitation Of Life has loads going for it, including a fab 'imitation of Nat King Cole' theme song.

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? hope all is well.