Foolish Wives & The Man You Loved to Hate (DVD) (DVD)
As artistically brilliant as it is gleefully perverse, Foolish Wives is Erich von Stroheim's epic-scale account of an American diplomat's wife (Mrs. Dupont) who falls under the spell of a phony Russian Count (von Stroheim). With his trademark eye for visual metaphor and gritty detail, von Stroheim infuses the artistocratic splendor of Monte Carlo (rebuilt in all its majesty on the Universal backlot) with an air of moral depravity. The result is a Grimm's fairy tale romance that is no less fascinating today than it was 80 years ago.
The Man You Loved To Hate blends revealing interviews, rare photographs, and clips from von Stroheim's legendary and lesser-known works to create a fascinating tribute to one of American cinema's most complex artists. Written by Richard Koszarski with music by Herbert Deutsch.
"A true artist -- My God, he had talent!" - Orson Welles
- Audio commentary by von Stroheim biographer Richard Koszarski
- Original 1922 Sigmund Romberg score, performed by Rodney Sauer
- New York Censor Board cuts
- Gallery of production stills
- A note on the films by von Stroheim
- Audio clips of Valerie von Stroheim and Paul Kohner
Foolish Wives & The Man You Loved to Hate (Blu-Ray)
A bogus count and his two swindling “cousins” descend upon Monte Carlo (rebuilt in Universal’s back lot) and cause a rift in the marriage of an American couple. The result is a Grimm’s fairytale romance that is no less fascinating today than it was 80 years ago. Written & Directed by Erich von Stroheim. U.S. 1922 143 min. Color tinted. Restored by the American Film Institute. more info
The Man You Loved To Hate
Composed by Howard Deutsch
Directed by Patrick Montgomery
A full-length documentary on von Stroheim’s life and career. Filled with rare photographs and excerpts from Stroheim’s legendary and lesser-known works, it is the definitive documentary profile of this most fascinating artist. U.S. 1979. 78 min. Color/B&W. more info
The Man You Loved To Hate
"Cinema history of both entertaining and high order." -- The New York Times
- Gold Hugo (Best Feature) Nominee Chicago International Film Festival
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