Ralph Breaks the Internet
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The picture brings to light three great character performances by Gibson Gowland as McTeague, Jean Hersholt as the chum, and ZaSu Pitts as the wife.
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.
Mr. von Stroheim has not missed a vulgar point, but on the other hand his direction of the effort is cunningly dramatic.
Even now its relentlessly cynical portrait of physical and moral squalor retains the ability to shock, while the Von's obsessive attention to realist detail is never prosaic.
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.
On behalf of the minority of film-goers who will, however even they may be shocked by [Erich von Stroheim's] fierce realism, perceive that he has made here a masterpiece in quite a new manner, one feels inclined to thank him.
A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience.
Even in its severely edited form Von Stroheim's masterpiece is just that; a masterpiece.
Von Stroheim's butchered masterpiece
Von Stroheim's groundbreaking film is still intriguing.
[Stroheim's] obsession with realistic detail reached its zenith during the final sequences in Death Valley, where the actors suffered hugely for the director's art.
One of the most memorable silent films in the 20s, Greed is an adaptation from the novel McTeague about how greed ruined people's live. Because the original is lost, we only have the restored version with some still images to bridge the gap of missing fragments. It was very shocking for its day I believe, it is still entertaining to watch nonetheless.
An impressive achievement leaves one wondering what was lost from Von Stroheim's original nine hour epic original. What's left is compelling with great work from ZaSu Pitts as the rapacious Trina.
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