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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
Often included heavy elements of sadism in his films