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Year
1955
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Douglas Sirk
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
8,259
Checks
3,833
Favs
322
Dislikes
24
Favs/checks
8.4% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. ThomasFTB's avatar

    ThomasFTB

    I used to think I knew what melodrama was. Then I saw All That Heaven Allows. 8 years 8 months ago
  2. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    "Written on the Wind" might qualify as camp (not that "camp" is really a pejorative) - this film does not. Though it is definitely strongly stylized (though not excessively so), it's not marked by any particular irony or kitschy elements - it gently, intelligently undermines some of the social conventions of the time. It's also incredibly, surprisingly emotionally involving. 9 years 11 months ago
  3. Duke of Omnium's avatar

    Duke of Omnium

    @monty: The current critical theory on Sirk is that his melodramas were actually very subtle satires. Not quite camp, but certainly overwrought (and intentionally so). 10 years 8 months ago
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  6. This movie ranks #99 in The Criterion Collection
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  7. This movie ranks #173 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #362 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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