Dir. Eric von Stroheim (1924).
Reedited by Irving Thalberg, Stroheim’s singular exercise in American naturalism is Hollywood’s quintessential lost masterpiece. Just enough remains to suggest how brutal Stroheim’s film originally was and how brutally it was butchered by MGM.
Mon., Jan. 2, 8:15 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 28, 2011