Just over 14 years ago I posted a relatively short riff called "Respectful Sirk Takedown" (2.22.10). Through the '70s, '80s, '90s and aughts I had been constantly berated and belittled by elite film mavens. telling me it was my fault, not Sirk's, that his films had never come together in my head as wondrous servings of lush "ironic" cinema.