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    5 Movies About F*cked Up Mother/Daughter Relationships

    Being ordered by your mother to "Go to your closet and pray” is hopefully not a parenting technique of which too many of us have had first-hand experience. But then, hopefully also, few enough of us are supernaturally-inclined telekinetic teenaged victims of social exclusion and bullying either. Thi...

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    Watch: 1979 Short Film 'Bourbon Street Blues' Directed by Douglas Sirk & Starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    In 1959 Douglas Sirk left Hollywood and never turned back, effectively ending his three decade long career. He eventually returned to Germany, the place he was born, and at a certain point started teaching at a film school in Munich. It was at this film school, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, whe...

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    The Essentials: Douglas Sirk

    German filmmaker Douglas Sirk (né Hans Detlef Sierck) directed almost 40 films in a career that spanned three decades. A late bloomer known for grand, gorgeously expressive and emotional melodramas in the 1950s, he took a third of his career to hit full stride. The early movies were comedies, glossy...

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    5 Things You May Not Know About Douglas Sirk's 'Imitation Of Life'

    The Oscar-winning success of last year's "The Help" wa a throwback in many ways, principally to the socially-conscious melodramas of Stanley Kramer, like "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner." Another comparison point that came up frequently in reviews of Tate Taylor's film was "Imitation Of Life," the 195...

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