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ThomasFTB's avatar


I used to think I knew what melodrama was. Then I saw All That Heaven Allows.
8 years 9 months ago
Timec's avatar


"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.
10 years 1 month ago
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 9 months ago
Amy Adams's avatar

Amy Adams

This film had been in my watch list for sometime and I kept putting it off. Based on reviews I thought that this wasn't a movie that I would like. I'm not a sentimental person yet this movie warmed my heart in a way that so many other films that have dealt with similar topics have failed to do so.

So thanks Martin Scorsese for having this movie on your must watch list otherwise I might have kept further avoiding it.
6 years ago
JStein's avatar


I'm not big on melodramas, but this movie looks great. I love the way colours look in early colour films. The outfits are reminiscent of '38 Robin Hood in their bold colours, and the lighting is similarly beautiful.
8 years 3 months ago
g00dbyegirl's avatar


This entire films aesthetics remind me of a looking inside a snowglobe. Cute and understandably dated but I don't think I could really watch it again. Rock Hudson was absolutely beautiful in the role nevertheless.
8 years 4 months ago
Namfoodle's avatar


It's like the Commando of romance films.
3 years 1 month ago
jacktrewin's avatar


very interested to see this as ali: fear eats the soul is a remake of it
10 years 3 months ago
MrCarmady's avatar


Very good film, want to see more Sirk.
11 years 3 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


9 years 6 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


Camping in Walden?

9 years 8 months ago
monty's avatar


Pure camp.
11 years 4 months ago
Rosenrotta's avatar


Slightly prefer Written on the Wind. Maybe because ATHA had the ugly Jane Wyman.
9 years 7 months ago
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