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By Peter William Evans

Written at the Wind (1956) is considered one of classical Hollywood's so much extraordinary movies and
ranks between Douglas Sirk's most interesting achievements. An severe melodrama about
an alcoholic playboy who marries the lady his ally secretly loves,
the movie is very stylised, psychologically advanced, and marked by way of Sirk's
characteristic charting of the social realities of Fifties America.

This first unmarried learn of Written at the Wind reassesses the film's artistic
heritage and position in the wider framework of latest American
culture. Incorporating unique archival examine, Peter William Evans examines
the creation, promoting and reception of Written at the Wind, exploring its
themes – of time, reminiscence, area, kinfolk, type and intercourse – in addition to its brilliance
of shape. Its bright aesthetics, strong performances and profound treatment
of human feelings, make Written at the Wind a masterpiece of Hollywood
melodrama.

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