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Watch: ‘Written on the Wind’ Remains Sirk’s Most Flamboyant Imitation of Life

Watch: 'Written on the Wind' Remains Sirk's Most Flamboyant Imitation of Life

The most operatic of Weimar emigre Douglas Sirk’s flamboyant imitations of life, this deliberately artificial yet incisive slice of Americana documents the fall of a powerful Texas oil family and is considered by many to be the director’s masterpiece. It’s one of the great Hollywood movies, encapsulating the lurid Universal-International unreality of the 1950s.

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