Peter William Evans
Publisher: British Film Institute (May 10, 2013)
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Written at the Wind (1956) is one in all classical Hollywood's so much amazing movies andranks between Douglas Sirk's best achievements. An extreme melodrama aboutan alcoholic playboy who marries the lady his ally secretly loves,the movie is very stylised, psychologically complicated, and marked by means of Sirk'scharacteristic charting of the social realities of Fifties America.This first unmarried research of Written at the Wind reassesses the film's artisticheritage and position in the wider framework of up to date Americanculture. Incorporating unique archival learn, Peter William Evans examinesthe creation, promoting and reception of Written at the Wind, exploring itsthemes – of time, reminiscence, area, relations, type and intercourse – in addition to its brillianceof shape. Its vibrant aesthetics, strong performances and profound treatmentof human feelings, make Written at the Wind a masterpiece of Hollywoodmelodrama.