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NO CHEAP IMITATION OF LIFE

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Nov 6, 2018

Film making of this style requires that something new be added to a story, not just in terms of CGI, but material not previously used from a source. Better yet, bring a story forward to today’s audience without sacrificing its integrity. The 1934 version of IMITATION OF LIFE with Claudette Colbert read more

Imitation of Life (1959)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2018

When I was watching the film I distinctly remember one instance I threw my head back in the air and just smiled to myself. How I love Douglas Sirk. He gives us something seemingly so superficial and decadent that plays so perfectly into those expectations and simultaneously steamrolls them with a read more

Imitation of Life (1959)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 24, 2016

Imitation of Life Directed by Douglas Sirk Written by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott from a novel by Fannie Hurst 1959/USA Universal International Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental For 50’s Technicolor eye-candy and glamor, this can’t be beat.  For substance, I’ll take the read more

Than Wyenn, Character Actor Known For ‘Twilight Zone,’ ‘Imitation of Life,’ Dies at 95

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Feb 1, 2015

Originally posted on Variety: Than Wyenn, a character actor whose long list of film and TV credits ranged from “Imitation of Life” and “Being There” to “Twilight Zone” and “Quincy, M.D.,” has died. He was 95. Wyenn died Jan. 30 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland read more

Imitation of Life (1934) (2)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on May 7, 2014

Film Class Wednesdays winds down with the last three movies of the semester.  This week’s film is 1934′s Imitation of Life, a landmark picture for its friendly(ish) view of African-Americans.  However, for every leap forward in asserting a positive relationship between a white woman and read more

Top 250 Tuesday: #100 – Imitation Of Life (1959)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 1, 2013

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #100 on the list, Douglas Sirk‘s  Imitation of Life. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I̵ read more

Top 250 Tuesday: #098 – Imitation Of Life (1959)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 1, 2013

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #100 on the list, Douglas Sirk‘s  Imitation of Life. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I̵ read more

"Imitation of Life" and the Self-Fulfilling Pity Prophecy

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jul 17, 2013

When I was a kid in the 1960s, if the subject of a mixed-race relationship came up, my parents had a standard response: "I feel sorry for the children." Why? I would ask. "Because they won't be accepted by whites or blacks." Who says? "Society." What is society? "People." People? People lik read more

Imitation of Life (1959)

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Apr 16, 2013

Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959) A woman, Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), has lost her daughter (Susie) while away at Coney Island for a day of leisure. In the meanwhile, a nice woman (Juanita Moore as Annie) took care of her along with her own daughter, Sarah-Jane. When Turner finds her daughte read more

Imitation of Life (1934) (1)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 28, 2013

Imitation of Life Directed by John M. Stahl 1934/USA Universal Pictures Second Viewing     Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) is a young widow who carries on her husband’s maple syrup business to support her daughter Jesse.  Delilah Johnson arrives on her doorstep looking for work with read more

Imitation of Life(1934).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 16, 2012

Imitation of Life(1934). Drama directed by John M. Stahl. Based on Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel of the same name. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Warren William and Rochelle Hudson, Louise Beavers and Fredi Washington. The film was released by Universal Pictures on November 26, 1934, and later re-issued i read more

Imitation of Life (2)

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jul 16, 2010

Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) has been taking care of her husband’s maple syrup business since he died, but being a single mother is already enough of a job.  One day, while trying to get her three year old daughter ready for day care, Bea gets a knock on her door.  A large African-American woman read more

Variações sobre um mesmo tema: Imitação da Vida / Imitation of Life (1934 e 1959)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Nov 30, -0001

Variações sobre um mesmo tema: Imitação da Vida / Imitation of Life (1934 e 1959) ESTE ARTIGO CONTÉM SPOILERS. THIS ARTICLE HAS SPOILERS. É durante os períodos mais difíceis da vida que descobrimos quem são nossos maiores amigos e mais perigosos e inimagináveis inimigos. Claudette read more