Erich von Stroheim (1885-1957) is one of film history's giants. Stubborn, arrogant and colourful, his perception of himself as an artist led to conflicts with producers and studio executives who complained about the inflated budgets and extraordinary length of his films. When his notorious antics got him banned from directing, he turned to acting; his portrayals of evil characters earned him the eipthet ""The Man You Love to Hate"". Stroheim's life has been wreathed in myths, many of his own devising. Arthur Lennig scoured European and American archives and counters several long-accepted claims. The result is a painstakingly researched portrait of Stroheim's genius on both side of the camera and his failed quest to triumph over the Hollywood system.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky ISBN: 9780813190440 Number of pages: 514 Weight: 841 g Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
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