Written on the Wind (BFI Film Classics)

Written on the Wind (BFI Film Classics)

Written on the Wind (BFI Film Classics)

Peter William Evans


Written at the Wind (1956) is considered one of classical Hollywood's such a lot remarkable motion pictures and
ranks between Douglas Sirk's best achievements. An extreme melodrama about
an alcoholic playboy who marries the girl his ally secretly loves,
the movie is very stylised, psychologically advanced, and marked by means of Sirk's
characteristic charting of the social realities of Fifties America.

This first unmarried research of Written at the Wind reassesses the film's artistic
heritage and position in the wider framework of latest American
culture. Incorporating unique archival study, Peter William Evans examines
the creation, promoting and reception of Written at the Wind, exploring its
themes – of time, reminiscence, area, kinfolk, category and intercourse – in addition to its brilliance
of shape. Its vibrant aesthetics, strong performances and profound treatment
of human feelings, make Written at the Wind a masterpiece of Hollywood
melodrama.

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