“‘Film is like a battleground’, Sam Fuller, who once wrote a script for Douglas Sirk, said in a film by Jean-Luc Godard, who, shortly before he made A Bout de Souffle, wrote a rhapsody on Douglas Sirk’s A Time to Love and a Time to Die.
An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.
“Just observe the difference between All That Heaven Allows and Written on the Wind. It’s a different stratum of society in All That Heaven Allows, still untouched by any lengthening shadows of doubt.
“J’adore les autruches. Ce sont des gens réalistes, lis ne croient que ce qu’ils voient.
An aspiring white actress takes in an African-American widow whose mixed-race daughter is desperate to be seen as white.