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Emil Anton Bundmann | Anthony Bundsmann | Anton Mann
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[on Erich Von Stroheim]: He drove me mad. He was a genius. I'm not a genius; I'm a worker. Geniuses sometimes end up very unhappy, without a penny. That's what happened to Erich - and Preston Sturges, too.
Towards the end of his career, Mann directed two major epics: El Cid
(1961), which was his last major success; and The Fall of the Roman Empire
(1964), shot with an international cast at the cost of $18.4 million. Poorly received, the film bankrupted producer Samuel Bronston. Mann only directed two more films afterwards and died during shooting of A Dandy in Aspic
(1968), the film being ...
Often included heavy elements of sadism in his films