+ intro by Prof. Dr Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich
One of Douglas Sirk’s best-known films features an early starring role for Rock Hudson.
Dir Douglas Sirk
With Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead
With unabashed melodrama and sumptuous colour, Magnificent Obsession is among Douglas Sirk’s best-known films and features an early starring role for Rock Hudson. Shot on Eastmancolor negative and later subjected to the dye-transfer printing process (known as Techncicolor No V), this widescreen film is exemplary of Technicolor’s transition into the 1950s. It will be screened from a vintage 35mm Technicolor print preserved in the BFI National Archive.
Presented in partnership with the Fifth International Conference, Colour in Film