Colonel Strasser, as played by German emigre Conrad Veidt, is Teutonic in the aristocratic Prussian style without being self-stereotyped like von Stroheim
and so exudes a more modern malevolence a la Nazi.
Accustomed to playing evil Huns in wartime propaganda films, Stroheim
was known as the "Man you Love to Hate.
In the latter scene, a middle aged Swanson watches her younger self in Queen Kelly (1929), a film starring Swanson, and directed by Eric Von Stroheim
, who plays her butler in Sunset Boulevard.
Tenor Taylor Stayton and soprano Kathryn Guthrie Demos coped praiseworthily with their high-lying roles as journalist and maid; and baritone Randal Turner neatly nailed his Erich von Stroheim
turn (or its Lloyd Webber counterpart) as the manipulative butler.
Griffith ("Intolerance"), Erich von Stroheim
("Greed") and especially King Vidor ("The Crowd") were simple and straightforward in essence.
But we also hear of Erich von Stroheim
, who drove producers mad with his disregard for budgets.
Griffith, Abel Gance, Erich von Stroheim
, and Fritz Lang, while also discussing the contributions of lesser known directors such as Louis Feuillade or Joe May.
com; Living Room: CHAIRS: Neirmann-Weeks, see above; ARMOIRE: antique; SOFA: Pearson, see above; COFFEE TABLE: Neirmann-Weeks, see above; FUR THROW: Stroheim
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Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
, Nancy Olson The story follows the life of struggling young Hollywood screenwriter Joseph C.
Drama, with Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Eric von Stroheim
Gloria Swanson gives the performance of a lifetime as the faded movie star, with William Holden as her screenwriter/love, Erich von Stroheim
as the mysterious butler Max and Nancy Olson as the budding screenwriter involved with Holden.
The pomp and circumstance of the military order is also subverted by sustained irony: tabs and decorations are always gaudy, recalling candy-colored barbershop signs; and Faulkner excels in the caricature of the orderly ballet of aides and acolytes around the rococo chateaux of the various headquarters, as he does in the description of Gragnon supervising the aborted assault of his regiment as he would a play from the dress circle, or that of the theatrical Senegalese guards on the camp catwalks looking like black-face minstrels; or again in the brutal comedy of the German general who shoots his pilot at point-blank range, like a stereotyped German officer in an anti-Hun film, or an eyeglass-wearing Erich von Stroheim