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Emil Anton Bundmann | Anthony Bundsmann | Anton Mann
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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.
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 a cost of $18.4 million. Poorly received, the film bankrupted producer Samuel Bronston
. Mann only directed two more films and died during shooting of A Dandy in Aspic
(1968), which was completed by its star
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.