Featured in the BBC Home Service series "On Films" with Paul Mayersberg.
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[on Erich von Stroheim
] In my opinion, there were only two directors in Hollywood who made films without regard to box-office success: Von Stroheim and myself.
Unlike many silent-era directors, he welcomed the advent of sound, but didn't rush into it--while the sound era is generally agreed to have started in 1927, he didn't make a sound film until 1931, but it was one of his finest--M
(1931). The film, a dark tale about a pedophile who molests and murders a little girl, was a smash international hit and made a star out of its lead, Peter Lorre
. The ...
His films are dark (both visually and in tone)