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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.
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 and RKO (1945-46). He was at MGM between 1949 and 1951, but eventually made his breakthrough at Universal with a series of uncompromisingly tough, 'psychological' westerns, starring James Stewart. These films featured...
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.