All That Heaven Allows (1955)
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The first 30 minutes have like a million set-ups for porn scenes.
I used to think I knew what melodrama was. Then I saw All That Heaven Allows.
"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.
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This movie ranks #21 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #23 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #24 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #36 in TimeOut's 100 Best Romantic Movies
This movie ranks #73 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
This movie ranks #99 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #173 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #203 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #276 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #358 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #362 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List