All That Heaven Allows ★★★★

I was ready to give this five stars during the scene in which Cary realizes her children are selfish monsters, but then Rock Hudson had to fall off a cliff and I couldn't help but guffaw at the ludicrousness. Still, every frame is beautiful enough to print out and stick on the walls of a gallery; Sirk understood the limits of Technicolor and pushed it farther than anybody else I think. Another great example of the crisis of heterosexuality and the hyperbolic counter-reaction to restore its supremacy :-(

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