Seminal Image #160

Imitation of Life
(Douglas Sirk; 1959)


Sam said...
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Sam said...

This has to be one of my favorite films, because of my mom. I remember on a Sunday afternoon sitting there at the age of twevle with my mom watching this soapy melodrama and watching the tears well up in my mother's eyes. When the film ended, we were both in tears and I had to leave the room so she wouldn't see me cry as the film showed a child losing their mother. I prayed that would never happen to me, but it did years later. Sometimes, film does copy real life. Thank you Ross Hunter and Douglas Sirk for making a powerful film.