Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tired Old Queen at the Movies

Steve Hayes reviews Doug Sirk's "All That Heaven Allows" and Todd Haynes' "Far From Heaven," which was inspired by Sirk's 1955 film about a May-December romance between Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.

Footnote: You probably heard recently that a Broadway musical adaptation of "Far From Heaven" was in the works. (God, why?) It's been a long time since I saw the film, but I really remember being underwhelmed by it at the time, despite the fact that on paper it's exactly the kind of thing I would love. Perhaps it's time to revisit it.


1 comment:

nojarama said...

I adore "Far From Heaven", but there is no need to make it into a play nor a musical. Hollywood & Broadway need to get their shit together and start doing their jobs, instead of taking the lazy way out by remakes & redux of things that have already been done. What next? Artists start re-doing classics instead of creating originals? Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol, lookout!!!

PS. Oh wait, they're already doing that too... Fucking lazy bastards!

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