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‘If I should die,’ said I to myself, ‘I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.’ - John Keats

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.” - Kurt Vonnegut

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having a much over-due rewatch of Far From Heaven. When I first saw it, I’d only seen one Sirk film (Imitation of Life - and the original) and now I’ve seen sooooo much Sirk. It’ll be fun to see it with a new lens (even though I loved it so much when I first saw already)

yay! my Criterion order came!

Kay Scott: It’s about time you wore something besides that old black velvet.
Cary Scott: Is it?
Kay Scott: Of course. Personally, I’ve never subscribed to that old Egyptian custom. At least I think it was Egypt.
Cary Scott: What Egyptian custom?
Kay Scott: Of walling up the widow alive in the funeral chamber of her dead husband along with his other possessions. The theory being that she was a possession too. She was supposed to journey into death with him. The community saw to it that she did. Of course it doesn’t happen anymore.
Cary Scott: Doesn’t it? Well, perhaps not in Egypt.

Movie Quote of the Day – All That Heaven Allows, 1955 (dir. Douglas Sirk) | the diary of a film history fanatic

"I’ve always been trusting my audience to have an imagination; otherwise they should stay out of the cinema. You have to leave something open. You have to have an open ending. Neither good, nor bad… the moment you start preaching in the film, the moment you want to teach your audience - you are making a bad film."

This is the dialectic - there is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art.” - Douglas Sirk

Douglas Sirk - “You Are Making a Bad Movie” (by criterioncollection)

Kyle Hadley: You’re a filthy liar.
Marylee Hadley: I’m filthy – period!

Movie Quote of the Day – Written on the Wind, 1956 (dir. Douglas Sirk) « the diary of a film history fanatic