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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
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.