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"stella dallas" Discussed on Filmspotting
"In Douglas circus 1959 film imitation of life. It's the second film in our Sight & Sound top 100 blind spots marathon. It's the only CERC film that made the top 100 imitation of life landed at 93. Douglas sirk began his career in Germany in the 1930s, but is best known for the Technicolor melodramas that he made in Hollywood in the mid to late 1950s. Among them, magnificent obsession, all that heaven allows, written on the wind, and imitation of life. While doomed or forbidden romances feature prominently in many of those films, what distinguishes imitation of life is its depiction of race in the form of juanita Moore's maid Annie and her daughter Sarah Jane, played by Susan koner as a teenager. Sarah Jane becomes determined to pass as white, even if it means abandoning the mother who loves her and is devoted to her. A lot of Turner as Laura Meredith is a single mother as well, determined to succeed as an actress, her real troubles only begin once she starts to experience some of that success. The film opens with her early struggles, then skips ahead ten years after she's become a star. Annie and Laura have remained friends throughout all those years slash employee employers that's probably what we'll get into Adam as Annie does still live and work as the housekeeper for Laura as her career rises. John Gavin is also in the cast, he plays Turner's love interest and Sandra Dee is Turner's daughter as a teenager. You know who's also in the movie briefly, but really unfortunately, memorably for us Greece fans not only Sandra D, but as for you, Troy Donahue appears in this film as well. Josh, as the title of our marathon suggests, these films are all blind spots for us. I think we've both seen at least one Douglas cirque film, maybe one or two more for you. How much did you know about this film going in? And were you ultimately surprised by it's pretty candid and searing depiction of race? Yeah, I was. And I think it's the most fascinating element of the movie. I think if you broke down, you know, scenes devoted to what ideas or narrative threads probably Laura's career as well as the on again off again relationship she has with the John Gavin character gets more screen time, I think. But man, I just could not believe that a movie in 59 was tackling these questions and tackling them with, you know, I wouldn't say that you could describe this movie necessarily as intentionally progressive. Like it's a message movie or a social drama. I think it's just intimately deeply interested in these two women. And how race and class, which are intertwined, define what they can engender. I should say gender as well, right? What they can and can not do. And right from the very beginning, we realize that these are two women who have the odds stacked against them. Because Laura is a single mother, and a struggling actor, yet we also recognize that Annie has more odd stocked against her. And it was fascinating to see this movie give so much time to the realities of that for both of these characters while never losing its grip on individual narratives for either of them. Again, Laura gets most of the attention for sure, but I think Annie's story gets a full, well rounded space debris. It's a tragic story. And that was something that also kind of shocked me about a film in 1959 that it was really going to roll up its sleeves and get into this stuff. And it absolutely does. So I thought that was very much to its credit. I did as well. I think that is all well said this movie surprised me in a lot of ways. Mainly because of its depiction of race and all you have to do is look at how the story ultimately goes. Where does this movie end up? And I know it's a movie that is how many years old do the math like 63 years old, 64 years old, but I don't want to spoil too much for people that are maybe listening to this and haven't seen it like we hadn't until this viewing. Through two movies, Josh, we talked about Sancho and the bailiff a couple weeks ago. I don't know what our marathon specific award is going to be for this marathon yet. We have to get through a few more films, but we could just go really simple and draw on our rap parties and go with most moving moment. And we've got, we've got 5 contenders at least so far. Just out of these two films. In this film, the embrace that we get, that's all I'm going to say between Annie and her daughter, Sarah Jane, the hug that happens quite late in this film. The scene, the final scene between Annie between juanita more and Lana Turner and that closing that culmination. There's a great line in this movie where Annie says something like weddings and funerals are the most important days. The most significant days we have as humans. And it made me think about how one of the films I was thinking about a lot watching this movie was a movie from our Barbara Stanwyck marathon Stella Dallas. Marathon movie and what does that movie end with? One of the most heartbreaking scenes from a wedding, a wedding moment ever, and this movie does end with one of the most heartbreaking funeral scenes ever. I mean, I was actively crying, watching this film today. That's how much it moved me. And I think it's a testament to how seriously and how sensitively CERC portrays these characters and the subject matter and I'm not going to say this isn't a melodrama. I also don't want to suggest that melodramas of bad word. But I was really surprised by the extent to which this movie didn't seem to tap into some of the more conventional trappings of melodrama. I think I had prepared myself maybe for even more coincidences and contrivances. And I would have been okay with that because I know that's part of this genre, but circa and the screenwriters here, Eleanor Griffin and Alan Scott, don't get me wrong. They're relentless at times, right? Steve barely gets a beat of happiness ever. This happens three, four times in the film. He'll get, he'll get one moment where it looks like he's finally going to get what he wants. We're going to be together. We're going to love each other. We're going to be happy. And the second he feels that. The second he feels it work calls, literally sometimes works. Steve really needs to wise up. Her ambition calls. If they make any kind of plan together, she gets offered a job, and it's over, just like that, but he keeps coming back. I was waiting though for what we get at the end of the film. What it builds to, what it really kind of gradually builds to. I kept waiting for something to happen to Sarah Jane or something was going to happen to Suzy. Something that occurs because of all these emotional machinations. And things do happen to both of those young girls. And things happen to all the characters that are emotional and they're dramatic. But they don't ever feel or I never felt like I was being sucker punched. So glad you mentioned our Barbara Stanwyck, marathon. That came to mind for me as well, and Stella Dallas, you're exactly right. That's very much a parallel here. The one I was thinking of, though, was babyface. And if you recall, stanwyck's character there runs away from her abusive father earlier in the film and runs away with Chico, played by Teresa Harris, who was, I believe, a servant of her father's. And at the beginning, their friends, right? They're both in similar situations trying to start a new life as independent women, the odds are stacked against them. And here we have Annie and Laura meeting in the same way on the beach as friends. And I think one of the very early signs that this movie is not going to pull any punches, it's not going to be wish fulfillment progressive in a way, is we recognize how quickly Laura and Annie fall into familiar roles, societally defined roles based on class and race. And I think in Laura's part, it's a little bit out of habit. You don't get the sense that she really believes she's any better than Annie. But this is just how the world works. And there's a great scene where she is in a meeting with a potential agent to represent her. And she gives him her home phone number, knowing Annie is going to pick up. And when he says something, I forget exactly how it plays out, but she identifies her as, oh, that's Annie my mate. My maid. Now that's not
"stella dallas" Discussed on Gamer's Lounge with Ahman Green
"Why is that often each either. Answer you choose. Your people are always gonna remember that you were the one that did this so i thought about do you want to be selfless and find that cure or do you want be a little selfish in name. A planet after yourself means the segment. I think people found out. I don't know i can be a little selfish. Sometimes i wanna damn planet named after me. That's what i want. That would be super cool. Wouldn't it says discover life on planet man. David plan now. I have a bunch of bins running around. That's the species of been. That's what was happening a little. Benny's i discussed all the binny's binny's is interesting. Species here are now. John i would. I would discover life on a new planet. I think that would be. I mean you would change the world as we know it moving forward if you could say. Hey there is life over here So i would discover life on a new planet. I think it just changed everything. And maybe maybe if they're advanced life maybe they can discover the cure for diseases in the meantime. Let's bring them over here. Grain play right there. Two hundred q. I see you john. I was thinking that. When i was writing this up the other day i thought just that five discover life on new planet. They'll be more talented than we are. The have the cure for something that ills us on planet earth. That was my that was aleksey. Thought about that john. Great minds there so discover lack of a new planet. 'cause we already know we were struggling right here on earth. We already know this We have big cure for a disease. Gotta worry about the people on our planet. I so there we go. We do have one person or two now with you tiff. there is yes. it is our next one. I know being built the racer ben. Running around human beings The walking dead or black mirror this or that the walking dead or black mirror. Yeah yeah love love it. No hesitation worked on the walking dead. I feel like i should be like. Yeah the walking dead. No black mir because those breaking shows are sane like all have you seen You know. I have my favorites like nosedive that episode. Here's grow because that's so real so real like what was it was a nosedive with by stella dallas our marriage fifteen million merits and mighty redo. I can't think of his name. He just wanted to get him in workforce adidas and the black messiah and yes. He was in bikes. Yeah in koblenz bleh. I have never seen black now episode of the walking dead so i gotta go with the one you you missed the now. Where's black mirror. What streaming service on netflix netflix. Know we've got nas. Lack in the chest says black mirror. Biggby changed venus to change venus to been us. Yes as a little differently but yes i like it. I'll i'll try to be. Pg here how china..
"stella dallas" Discussed on WTOP
"Friendless Blues and Irving Berlin's Always In classic silent films like Henry King, Stella Dallas, and Erich von Stroheim is the merry Widow. See the full public domain list on w t f p dot com Jason Fairly W tipping is the copyright on works published between 1923 1977 expires after 95 years up ahead in money News. CAULIFLOWER Rice is making a big splash of one outlet at 6 24 in America is having a New year's sale 25% off, plus free installation on everything. Closets, garages, home offices and more. Hi, It's Chris core, You'll love the closet. America's a local company, not some chain, so you'll get very personal service. Let him show you. What state of the art design looks like. Come two or their local showroom for ideas. But do it now, while you can save significant money, Maura and Closet America calm clouds in America everything in its place perfectly. For the one standing guard for the eagle eyed for the Knights in shining armor on for all those who support them way our Granger, your experience safety partner, offering supplies and solutions for every industry. Committed to helping keep your facility safe and your people safer. Call click ranger dot com slash safety or just stop by Granger for the ones who get it done..