You know what movie fits Sirk's description? Nicholas Ray's JOHNNY GUITAR!The full quote by Sirk is this..."“This is the dialectic - there is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art.” If you leave out the "craziness" part, the quote misses the mark. It encapsulates Sirk at his artful best (or Ulmer or Fuller or Lynch or Godard, you name it...)
I respectfully disagree. Can you still watch the movie at 1.85? Sure, but the difference between 1.85 and 2 doesn't go over my head. I find the slightly wider screen inherently more elegant which I think suits the subject in this and all of Sirk Universal melodramas beautifully.I should have made that clearer yes. There's barely any difference between 1.85:1 and 2.00:1 other than the black bars being a smidge thicker.