Imitation of life, which runs almost two hours in length, was first presented on american movie classics for a while from 1990 to 91, and made its turner classic movies premiere october 26, 2001 this and the lana turner remake are both available to compare in video and/or dvd rentals. Louise beavers was born in cincinnati, ohio, march 8, 1902 the african-american actress is best remembered as the original delilah from 1934's imitation of life and for the large number of maid roles played throughout her career both before and after that wasted breakthrough. Image from imitation of life ( douglas sirk , i first saw douglas sirk's imitation of life in 1959 at the yeadon, a neighbourhood imitation of life if you ever need a good cry, grab a box of tissues and watch this one. Lana was the wealthiest female movie star after peyton place and imitation of life she took no fees on either films other than $10,000, but made over $6 million from her cut of the profits on both, which was huge in the 1950s. 1-16 of 98 results for free shipping by amazon: imitation of life movie click try in your search results to watch thousands of movies and tv shows at no additional cost with an amazon prime membership.
Imitation of life was the last collaboration for producer ross hunter and director douglas sirk, who previously had teamed for such hit melodramas as magnificent obsession (1954) and all that heaven allows (1955. Imitation of life opens with the meeting of actress, lora meredith (lana turner) and annie johnson (juanita moore) on the beach at coney island feeling for annie's hardship, lora invites her and her daughter, sarah jane to live with her and her daughter, susie. When the imitation of christ does not mean to live a life like christ, but to live your life as authentically as christ lived his, then there are many ways and forms in which a man can be a christian. Directed by douglas sirk with lana turner, john gavin, sandra dee, susan kohner an aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Imitation of life (1959): directed by douglas sirk some quotes: i tried to make it into a picture of social consciousness --- not only of a white social consciousness, but of a negro one, too. Editorial reviews the great director douglas sirk's imitation of life, a spectacular, sprawling melodrama, follows a widowed aspiring actress (lana turner) and a homeless single mother (juanita moore) who raise their daughters together. Rightly so, this movie has to be the first on the list since it does not hide the fact that it is a tribute to douglas sirk's films this being the main reason that it was filmed. Then, in a great and spectacular finale that ends their dance, ross hunter produces, and sirk directs, imitation of life ross hunter left behind no archive after his death, in 1996, and the death of his partner, jacque [sic] mapes, in 2002, their personal and professional papers and other possessions were scattered.
Voila finally, the imitation of life script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the douglas sirk movie starring lana turner this script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of imitation of life. Imitation of life is an interracial film between a black woman (delilah) and white woman (bea) i think the whole film try to express a new idea to the audience, black people are equal with the white people, they can work together, live together, and even they can open a business and corporate successful. Sirk's last american film, imitation of life, is based on the fannie hurst novel about two mothers (one white and one african-american) and their daughters (one white and one who wishes to pass for white.
Imitation of life was released 53 years ago today, on april 17th, 1959 and below, you'll find five pieces of information that even the biggest sirk fans might not be aware of 1. Lana turner and john gavin in imitation of life (douglas sirk, unimaginable things to each other -white bird in blizzard kids our parents warned us about. The imitation of life movie - louise beavers and claudette colbert imitación a la vida (imitation of life - douglas sirk, this movie gives us a look into the life of two women raising their children.
Imitation of life may imitate a lot of things about life but it doesn't imitate what a film should do - that is, entertain us and make us feel there they are, my thoughts and comments on imitation of life as a student. It's not a remake as such, it's a new take michael boughen, producer of the tv series, tomorrow when the war began 1 the subject here is imitation of life, but it's important to be clear about one point from the start: any remake of a film or a tv drama is a new take.
One critic called this film a shameless tearjerker, but no less a filmmaker than rainer werner fassbinder called imitation of life a great, crazy movie about life and about death and about.