Friday, April 23, 2010

Silent Drama

Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
**** (Masterpiece) * Rick Schmidlin will be presenting the film.

Stroheim’s prominence doesn’t lie only in the power of his images, nor does it come from the merciless rhythm propelling the story and the anguish it stirs in us. It stems from a passion for the grandiose; a grandiose beyond bad taste. It is a climate that might seems harsh at first, but once one gets used to it, it becomes the Garden of Eden.” - Jean Renoir

(Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montreal, QC, 23/04, 6:30PM)

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