The Clock  isn’t all that different from dozens of other home-front romances churned out by Hollywood during World War II. But it is special, and for that we can thank director Vincente Minnelli.
Asked to pick his favorite of his movies, Vincente Minnelli always named Lust for Life . You can see why he was drawn to the story of Vincent van Gogh. The painter was all about color. And Minnelli may have had the finest grasp of color of any director of the Technicolor era.