The Man You Loved to Hate

“This recent bio-documentary outlines the career of Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-born director of such outstanding films as Foolish Wives, The Merry Widow, The Wedding March, whose career spanned nearly four decades of the period now known as ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood.' Prototype of the eccentric, tyrannical director in riding gear, von Stroheim became as famous for his flamboyance, budget excesses and battles with studio heads Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg as for his unique artistic achievements. The Man You Loved to Hate chronicles his fall from acclaimed genius to ‘B' movie villain with footage from over thirty films and interviews with close friends and collaborators, including the editor involved in the ruinous cutting of his masterpiece Greed, and is finally a vindication of a true auteur defeated at the hands of the money overlords who inaugurated the Hollywood factory.”

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