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Emil Anton Bundmann | Anthony Bundsmann | Anton Mann
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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[on Joseph Losey
] Joe Losey's very good. The Servant
(1963) is very effective, very well done--for its subject, extraordinarily well-done--and it broke new ground and many new barriers in terms of morals and so on. But it left you small and mean and petty; it didn't release you from anything; it drove home the oppression and weight of its theme rather than bursting you out of it.
In Hollywood from 1939, Mann began as an assistant director at Paramount. Promoted to director, he began by turning out low-budget thrillers and films noir for studios like Republic, Eagle-Lion (formerly PRC) and RKO (1945-46). He was at MGM from 1949-51, but eventually made his breakthrough at Universal with a series of uncompromisingly tough, "psychological" westerns starring James Stewart
Liked to experiment with widescreen "scope" aspect ratios by placing major action on both the far left and right edges of the frame, often in the same shot.