susan kohner

susan kohner

Bros - Famous Imitation of Life

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Fan Video Featuring Clips from Douglas Sirks 1959 Film Imitation Of Life Featuring The song ''When Will I Be Famous'' by the Band Bros The Film ''Imitation of life'' is a 'What Price Fame story about Lora Meredith an aspiring thirty something single mum (Played by Lana Turner) who wants to be the greatest actress in the world (not aiming high) she becomes friends with another Single Mum Annie Johnson (Played here by Juanita Moore the fourth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award) , an African American with a white daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) who also becomes friends to Lora's Daughter Susie (Sandra Dee) Im not sure if the moral of the story is..''Be careful what you wish for in your youth as you will surly get it in middle age'' but as a film its worth a look, for a time when civil rights were about to come to the surface and Kennedy was about to be president it was contemporary of its subject matter even as a remake of a much older film , directed by Douglas Sirk ,the godfather of the Modern Soap Opera, and the inspiration of filmmakers such as Todd Haines with 'Far from Heaven'. The great Camp Cinema Giant John Waters regards this amongst his very favorite films, (if you've scene that the Von Tussle household you'll know what im talking about) I thought this would mix well with the one hit wonder bopping track by Bros as its a film about reaching for fame with both hands. I Claim NO Credit for the Song or the Footage from the Film whatsoever its just a' Fan Video' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Footage from'' Imitation of Life'' 1959 Universal Pictures Directed By Douglas Sirk Directed by Douglas Sirk Produced by Ross Hunter Written by Fannie Hurst (novel) Eleanore Griffin Allan Scott Starring Lana Turner Juanita Moore John Gavin Music by Frank Skinner Sammy Fain Henry Mancini Cinematography Russell Metty Editing by Milton Carruth Distributed by Universal International Pictures ---------------------------------------------------- ''When will I be Famous'' by Bros 1988 CBS * Mixed and Produced by Nicky Graham * Recorded at Hot Nights Studio, London, England * Recorded by Simon Humphrey, Robin Sellers, John Brand * Mixed at Sarm Studios (East), London, England * Engineered by Christopher Marc Potter * Assisted by Alex Osman, Richard Edwards * All songs written by The Brothers ------------------------------------------------------- -Imitation of Life- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052918/ -When Will I Be Famous- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_I_Be_Famous%3F_(song)