Erich von Stroheim

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United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)


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Young appears in the film as a prisoner of war meeting a "fair play" Rommel, one very different from the von Stroheim Rommel in Five Graves to Cairo.
In Rene Magritte, 1971, the one recognizable face is also the one "misnamed": Montgomery Clift substitutes for Magritte while in the background are an array of Johnson's signature fetuslike figures, each bearing different names - Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, John Gunther, Erich von Stroheim, Charles Boyer, etc.
Animation is a unique form, and Wait, a hands-on boss, was able to get something none of the other great artist/perfectionists of Hollywood (Chaplin, Von Stroheim, Astaire) could ever achieve - complete artistic control.
Grifffith,{josef} von Stern berg, Buster Keaton, and a hundred others" Director Erich von Stroheim expressed his own frustration: "When I saw how the censors mutilated my picture Greed, which I did really with my entire heart, I abandoned all my ideals to create real art"
Billy Wilder's 1950 movie is a sui-generis classic, a Pirandellian film noir about films, in which fading silent-screen siren Gloria Swanson played fading silent-screen siren Norma Desmond, and creepy, Teutonic director Erich von Stroheim played creepy, Teutonic director Max von Mayerling.
I went rummaging through my files just before we left Washington to find the old passport, and carried it with me all the time we were in Vienna, expecting, I suppose, that I might want to show it to someone--someone, perhaps, who would bellow in an Erich von Stroheim accent, "Vere are your papers?
While working for a Hollywood movie studio, Indy finds that he is no match for wily, megalomaniacal director Erich von Stroheim when the two lock horns over the ever-increasing budget of Stroheim's film Foolish Wives.
The director who was sacked from a movie after buying 1000 pairs of silk underwear for the extras because he said it would help them get a feel for their parts was Eric Von Stroheim on The Wedding March (1928).
Renoir's inspired "Grand Illusion" (1937) effectively utilizes Chaplin's metaphorical use of a flower motif to symbolize human fragility when a grief-stricken Erich von Stroheim cuts a blossom after the loss of a friend.
Starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Erich von Stroheim (as a Prussian officer, of course), and Noel Coward in his screen debut, Hearts of the World gave the war movie its language and syntax.
The Wedding March'' stars director von Stroheim as a Viennese prince who agrees to marry for wealth and position to placate his family, then falls in love with a beautiful but poor girl played by Fay Wray.
The amazing Erich von Stroheim turned bestselling novel Greed into an eight-hour silent movie epic.
Three screening programs are devoted to Austria's influence on Hollywood: Erich von Stroheim, Fritz Lang, Michael Curtiz, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and many others (all of whom emigrated), and Austrian experimental film (Peter Kubelka, Kurt Kren, Fery Radax).
A chance meeting with Erich von Stroheim led him to work on Foolish Wives and Greed, films which set a new standard for realistic art direction.