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Thread #149666   Message #3482900
Posted By: GUEST,Stim
23-Feb-13 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good bad films
Subject: RE: BS: Good bad films
Peyton Place, Return to Peyton Place, The Best of Everything, Imitation of Life. All the "searing" blockbuster of the 50s/60s that
simultaneously glorify and rip to shreds the American dream.

The last time I saw "Imitation of Life"(The Lana Turner version), it occurred to me that rather than glorifying the excessive, affluent, and emotionally vapid lifestyle of the rich and powerful, director Douglas Sirk had actually intended that the viewer see it that way, and that he intended us to see the veiled homosexuality, impotence,moral corruption, and racism that was implicit in
"idyllic" post-war America. So maybe it wasn't such a bad movie after all...