Erich von Stroheim Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Film Culture: The Motion Picture and TV Monthly IV, No. 3 (April 1958): 1-22.

Contains articles on Stroheim's life and film career by various contributors, including Stroheim's own introduction to The Merry Widow and an essay on his cinemagraphic style.

Koszarski, Richard. The Man You Loved To Hate: Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983, 343 p.

Detailed examination of each of the films that Stroheim directed in light of "his great contribution to cinema: his ability to marshal the resources of mass production in the service of a single artistic vision."

—. "A Film That Almost Got Away." American Film X, No. 5 (March 1985): 15-16, 18.

Chronicles the shooting of Queen Kelly, abandoned in 1928 but completed and restored from rare footage in 1985.

—, and William K. Everson. "Stroheim's Last 'Lost' Film: The Making and Remaking of Walking Down Broadway." Film Comment 11, No. 3 (May-June 1975): 6-19.

Recounts the filming history of Walking Down Broadway.

Noble, Peter. "The Man You Love to Hate." Theatre Arts XXXIV, No. 1 (January 1950): 22-27, 92-95.

Overview of Stroheim's career as a film director.

Sarris, Andrew, ed. "Erich von Stroheim." In Interviews with Film Directors, pp. 429-36. Indianapolis: The Dobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1967.

Includes a selection of quotes and stories told by Stroheim and a transcript of his introductory remarks to The Merry Widow.

Schwerin, Jules V. "The Resurgence of von Stroheim: Hollywood's Earliest Writer-Actor-Director." Films in Review 1, No. 3 (April 1950): 3-6, 43-44.

Anecdotal survey of Stroheim's film career to his role in Sunset Boulevard.

Weinberg, Herman G. Stroheim: A Pictorial Record of His Nine Films. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1975, 259 p.

Contains a synopsis, cast list, and credits for each of the films that Stroheim directed.

Wolfe, Charles. "Resurrectin Greed" Sight and Sound 44, No. 3 (Summer 1975): 170-74

Analysis of expressionistic imagery in Stroheim's great realistic film Greed.