Written on the Wind

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Drama

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Time Out says

How many movies evoke the period in which they were made and yet still look both fresh and modern as well? This seems like one of the quintessential films of the '50s: a high-powered Texas oil-family drama, detailing the mis-matches between the spoiled and variously bent children of the family and the relatively 'normal' outsiders. Sirk plays it as a conspicuously fierce critique of a particular sector of American society, the disintegrating middle class, but one in which all the sympathy goes to the 'lost' children rather than to the straights. The acting is dynamite, the melodrama is compulsive, the photography, lighting, and design share a bold disregard for realism. It's not an old movie; it's a film for the future.
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1956

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99 mins

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francisco lopes

I have seen "Written on the wind" just today and I agree that it is fresh as a nowadays´ movie and somehow belongs to the future, as great Cinema. Its colors still look so living and so able to awe as they were in 50´s, and Dorothy´s Malone overacting is perfect for that insatiable Marylee. Hudson and Stack are almost-brothers-almost lovers in a net of ambiguities and only Bacall looks a little cold and not aware of the great role she won. Sirk was a genius, and continues to be.

francisco lopes

I have seen "Written on the wind" just today and I agree that it is fresh as a nowadays´ movie and somehow belongs to the future, as great Cinema. Its colors still look so living and so able to awe as they were in 50´s, and Dorothy´s Malone overacting is perfect for that insatiable Marylee. Hudson and Stack are almost-brothers-almost lovers in a net of ambiguities and only Bacall looks a little cold and not aware of the great role she won. Sirk was a genius, and continues to be.