Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: All That Heaven Allows' (1955)

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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