Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Look at Magnificent Obsessions: Hollywood Dames from Screwball to Sirk

Screwball comedies and the lush melodramas of Douglas Sirk are hardly two genres of film that one would normally associate with each other. However, a new retrospective at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne has done just that.

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I take a look at Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? and Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday, while fellow Trespass writer Melissa Wellham handles Douglas Sirk duties with Magnificent Obsession and Imitation of Life. The seasons of screwball and Sirk movies runs at ACMI from 19 to 31 May and I can't recommend it enough!

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