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.
@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).
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This movie ranks #17 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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This movie ranks #99 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #173 in National Film Registry
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