Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 2, 2017
Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity by Victoria L. Evans
English | July 1st, 2017 | ISBN: 1474409393 | 205 Pages | EPUB/PDF | 8.40 MB

The first truly interdisciplinary analysis to link Douglas Sirk's striking visual aesthetic to key movements in twentieth century art and architecture, this book reveals how the exaggerated artifice of Sirk's formal style emerged from his detailed understanding of the artistic debates that raged in 1920s Europe and the post-war United States.

Directed by Douglas Sirk (1952-1959)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 17, 2011
Directed by Douglas Sirk (1952-1959)

Directed by Douglas Sirk (1952-1959)
6xDVD5 + 1xDVD9 | ISO | PAL 16:9/4:3 | > 620 mins | Total: 31,6 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy | USA

Douglas Sirk remains one of cinema's sharpest observers of human nature, and the string of melodramas he made in the 1950s, although glossy and colourful on the surface, reveal a cynical and pessimistic view when examined more closely. Although his movies were derisively labeled as “women's pictures” by critics, directors such as Godard and Fassbinder later praised his films, applauding his use of cinematic distancing techniques to coax the audience into examining the message behind the images. This magnificent box set contains seven of the master of melodrama's finest works, including his masterpiece - All That Heaven Allows, a ruthless depiction of spite in suburbia, and a heavy influence on Fassbinder. Features Imitation Of Life (1959), Magnificent Obsession (1954), Written On The Wind (1956), All I Desire (1953), Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and The Tarnished Angels (1958).

Schlußakkord (1936)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 29, 2017
Schlußakkord (1936)

Schlußakkord (1936)
DVDRip | MKV | 698x576 | x264 @ 1900 Kbps | 99 min | 1,53 Gb
Audio: German AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (srt)
Genre: Drama

A young, impoverished German woman named Hanna (Maria von Tasnady) gives her infant up for adoption and emigrates to American to live with her husband. When her husband commits suicide, Hanna returns to Germany and works her way into becoming the live-in maid and nurse to her child being raised by an orchestra conductor and his wife.

Imitation of Life (1959)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 29, 2017
Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 02:04:26 | 6,49 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English SDH, French, Spanish
Genre: Drama, Romance

Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Each woman has an intolerable daughter, though Annie's little girl Sarah Jane, is by far the worse. Neurotic and obnoxious, Sarah Jane doesn't like being black; since she's light-skinned (her father was practically white), she spends the rest of the film passing as white, much to her mother's heartache and shame. Lora, meanwhile, virtually ignores her own daughter in a single-minded quest for stardom.

All That Heaven Allows (1955) [The Criterion Collection #095]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 18, 2016
All That Heaven Allows (1955) [The Criterion Collection #095]

All That Heaven Allows (1955)
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:28:46 | 7,77 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #95

Jane Wyman is a repressed wealthy widow and Rock Hudson is the hunky Thoreau-following gardener who loves her in Douglas Sirk’s heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s small-town America. Sirk utilizes expressionist colors, reflective surfaces, and frames-within-frames to convey the loneliness and isolation of a matriarch trapped by the snobbery of her children and the gossip of her social-climbing country club chums. Criterion is proud to present this subversive Hollywood tearjerker in a special edition.

Zu neuen Ufern / To New Shores (1937)  Video

Posted by Rare-1 at Sept. 16, 2014
Zu neuen Ufern / To New Shores (1937)

Zu neuen Ufern / To New Shores (1937)
DVDRip | MKV | 712 x 544 | AVC @ 1800 Kbps | 106 min | 1.41 Gb
Audio: German AC3 1.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subs: English, French, German, (embedded / .srt)
Genre: Drama | Germany

London 1846. Singer Gloria Vane has a resounding success at the Adelphi Theater. While she throws a brilliant party, her lover, Sir Albert Finsbury, an army commanding officer, prepares to leave England for Australia, leading one of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's regiments. But Finsbury is also a compulsive gambler and, being unable to repay his debts, he commits a fraud that could cost him his career. Out of love for Albert, Gloria claims responsibility for his crime and his sentenced to penal labor in a camp in Australia, Paramatta. She is 'saved' by good-natured farmer Henry Hoyer who chooses her in a wedding market. But Gloria is not made for farming and soon realizes that she can't stand her new life.

The Tarnished Angels (1957) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 20, 2014
The Tarnished Angels (1957) [Re-UP]

The Tarnished Angels (1957)
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:31:04 | 4,03 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Romance

In the 1930's, a First World War flying ace named Roger Schumann is reduced to making appearances on the crash-and-burn circuit of stunt aerobatics. His family are forced to live like dogs while Shumann pursues his only true love, the airplane. When Burke Devlin, a reporter, shows up on the scene to do a "whatever happened to" story on Shumann, he is repulsed by the war hero's diminished circumstances and, conversely, drawn to his stunning wife, LaVerne.

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)  Video

Posted by edi1967 at July 21, 2013
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Tempo di vivere
A Film by Douglas Sirk
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 1,78:1 | 16:9 | 720x576 | 02:06:27 | 5% Recovery | 5.53 GB
Languages Available: English, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 AC3 | Subtitle: Italian
Extra: Menù, Scene Selection, Trailer, Photo Gallery, Cast, Commentary, Featurettes
Genre: Drama, Romance, War | Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations

In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest…

8 Women / 8 femmes (2002) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Feb. 14, 2013
8 Women / 8 femmes (2002) [Re-UP]

8 Women (2002)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:50:41 | 7,10 Gb
Audio: French AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, Spanish
Genre: Comedy, Crime

One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes…..
Magnificent Obsession (1935) + Magnificent Obsession (1954) [The Criterion Collection #457] [Re-UP]

Magnificent Obsession (1954)
A film by Douglas Sirk (1954)
2xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:47:53 | 7,82 Gb + 7,61 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Drama, Romance | The Criterion Collection #457

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town’s only resuscitator—at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk’s most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor’s widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations. For this release, Criterion also presents John M. Stahl’s 1935 film version of the Lloyd C. Douglas novel, starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor.