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In the Realm of Melodrama: A Douglas Sirk Retrospective

“The angles are the director’s thoughts. The lighting is his philosophy.” —Douglas Sirk

It certainly is hard to believe that there was a time in which the films of German exile, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk were underappreciated, even stigmatized as “weepies” or “soap operas” devoid of artistic value. But the truth is that it...

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