Erich von Stroheim

Born: 22 September 1885, Vienna
Died: 12 May 1957, Maurepas

Highlighted works

  • Greed

    Greed

    Silent cinema’s most famous ‘lost’ film, Von Stroheim’s monumental study of three ordinary lives destroyed by avarice was ruinously edited down by the studio.

  • Intolerance

    Intolerance

    Responding to criticisms of racism for his record-breaking The Birth of a Nation, film-making pioneer D.W. Griffith made this epic drama depicting intolerance through the ages.

  • Sunset Blvd.

    Sunset Blvd.

    The most caustic of European émigré directors, Wilder explored the movie industry and the delusions of stardom in Hollywood’s great poison pen letter to itself.

  • La GRANDE ILLUSION

    La GRANDE ILLUSION

    Jean Renoir’s pacifist classic is set in a German prisoner-of-war camp during WWI, where class kinship is felt across national boundaries.

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