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Greed (Les rapaces)
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Greed (Les rapaces)

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Out of any American director of his era, only von Stroheim could have found such beauty in ugliness and created such fascination for the commonplace. He shot Greed with utter faithfulness to the Norris book and proposed to run the lengthy film on more than one evening, but the idea was far ahead of its time and the releasing studio, MetroGoldwyn-Mayer, insisted on radical trimming.
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Electric Sheep
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September 03, 2015

A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience.
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Boulder Weekly

September 03, 2004

Von Stroheim's butchered masterpiece
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Chicago Sun-Times
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January 06, 2002

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.
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Radio Times
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May 28, 2003

[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.
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The Spectator
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May 08, 2018

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.
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Nitrate Online

June 09, 2004

Von Stroheim's groundbreaking film is still intriguing.
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Village Voice
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June 17, 2008

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.
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ColeSmithey.com

December 12, 2006

Even in its severely edited form Von Stroheim's masterpiece is just that; a masterpiece.
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Village Voice

January 01, 2000

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.
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New York Times

March 25, 2006

Mr. von Stroheim has not missed a vulgar point, but on the other hand his direction of the effort is cunningly dramatic.
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Variety
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February 23, 2012

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.
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Time Out
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February 09, 2006

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.
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