The film I’ll never forget
Whether it's Star Wars, Casablanca or Frozen, everyone has a favourite film.
Here's what some of the ANU community have as their number one flick of all time.
"My favourite film ever is Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life (1959).
Released on the eve of the US civil rights movement, it combines the classic 'woman's weepie' with a less mainstream story of an African-American girl who passes for white.
By the time of Imitation of Life, German émigré to America Sirk had earned a reputation as director of visually opulent melodramas characterised by sharp irony.
What makes Imitation of Life so special is its remarkable colour palette, its heartbreaking story of what it means to pass for white and its unforgettable funeral scene, which concludes the film with gospel legend Mahalia Jackson singing Trouble of the World."
Dr Monique Rooney, ANU lecturer in English Literature, specialising in screen and media culture