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Greed (1924)

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Frank Norris' powerful Zola-esque novel McTeague was first filmed in 1915. While filmmaker Erich Von Stroheim would insist that he'd been enthralled by the book since it first came out in 1902, it is more likely that he didn't make the novel's acquaintance until seeing that 1915 film. Whatever the case, Von Stroheim vowed that, if he ever had enough Hollywood clout, he'd produce the "definitive" version of McTeague. After scoring an enormous financial hit with Foolish Wives, he had just that

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Mr. von Stroheim has not missed a vulgar point, but on the other hand his direction of the effort is cunningly dramatic.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1925), like the Venus de Milo, is acclaimed as a classic despite missing several parts deemed essential by its creator.

January 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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McTeague is surely a great novel, but one reason Greed is even better is that Stroheim had more lived experience to bring to the material.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Von Stroheim's rep, after a long dormancy, has been on the rise, and this is the best evidence of his work you'll get until someone finds those lost five hours in some Ukrainian subcellar.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Even in its severely edited form Von Stroheim's masterpiece is just that; a masterpiece.

December 12, 2006
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Von Stroheim's butchered masterpiece

September 3, 2004

Von Stroheim's groundbreaking film is still intriguing.

June 9, 2004
Nitrate Online

Greed (1924) is one of the greatest silent films ever made, although the film was a box-office failure at the time. The 'lost' film masterpiece

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

This version of Greed is a don't miss one -- a Hollywood art film that was half-destroyed by them, yet still managed to somehow survive.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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