Now in theory, if there is no straight line in the universe, this has its effect on art. Art must consist of something bent, something curved.
More Quotes from Douglas Sirk:So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less.
But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers for the failings of their world. And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them.
I think the great artists, especially in literature, have always thought with the heart.
I didn't think I could continue to do the melodrama as I had done in Germany. I couldn't know how it would go over with audiences here.
I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know.
Only on Thunder did I have a producer who was interfering with my work. He was the only one at Universal. After that film I believe they fired him.
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