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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
The Films of Douglas Sirk
Author(s):
Tom Ryan
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0001

An overview of Sirk’s methods and concerns and of the critical response to his work between the 1960s and the present day. Also includes details of his personal life in Germany and America and an account of my meetings with him.

Keywords:   Narrative, mise-en-scene and happy endings, UFA and Hollywood, Subversive, Discovering Sirk, “backlash discourse”

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