Blick in die Ausstellung:"Dieses Scheusal Stroheim!" Der Regisseur und Schauspieler Erich von Stroheim (2007); Foto: h neun, Berlin
Blick in die Ausstellung:"Dieses Scheusal Stroheim!" Der Regisseur und Schauspieler Erich von Stroheim (2007); Foto: h neun, Berlin

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"This Monster Stroheim!" Director and actor Erich von Strohheim

3 February - 13 May 2007: Erich von Stroheim - Giant, Eccentric and Moralist
Plakatmotiv
Hollywood seemed to be exactly the right thing for Austrian-born Erich von Stroheim: Here, he shot his first million dollar film. At banquet scenes, real caviar was served. For a fistful of shots, he ordered the reproduction of the entire promenade of Monte Carlo in California. And he delivered 9-hour rough cuts. But the director did not prove to be the right one for Hollywood: All big producers fired him, often while the shooting was still under way. In Erich von Stroheim's films, the world is a slaughterhouse. Figures and conflicts are exaggerated to the point of monstrousness, gradually uncovering a shocking truth. Strohheim's films took his contemporaries' breath away, and still it is hardly possible to turn your eyes away from them. Erich von Stroheim - giant, eccentric and moralist. We dedicate an exhibition to him that emerged in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences and the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn.

Vita: Kevin Brownlow / Vita: Rick Schmidlin / My True Saga of the Newly Discovered Estate of Erich von Stroheim (Rick Schmidlin)