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giveaway: douglas sirk

king of hollywood melodrama

Courtesy of Madman Entertainment and in celebration of our 101st edition, RealTime is offering a lucky reader a ravishing cinematic giveaway: a 9-DVD box set of the great films of the 1950s master of aesthetically and socially incisive Hollywood melodramas, Douglas Sirk.

Titled Douglas Sirk: King of Hollywood Melodrama, the opulent Madman set includes the filmmaker’s classic melodramas—Imitation of Life, All That Heaven Allows and Magnificent Obsession—as well as minor classics like Tarnished Angels (about stunt pilots and based on William Faulkner’s Pylon) and Taza, Son of Cochise with Rock Hudson as an Apache chief in Sirk’s only western.

Read film scholar Wendy Haslem’s overview of Sirk’s key films on page 28.
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RealTime issue #101 Feb-March 2011 pg. 56

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