Wednesday, April 19, 2017

It's Stroheim, Folks!

Butler Max called the shots long ago
Silent black-and-white thoughts he would show
Now that muteness is traded
For beauty that's faded
Fade to black on besotted old pro.

David Cairns

Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder; 1950). Erich von Stroheim is Max Von Mayerling, former husband and director of, now devoted servant to silent film star Norma Desmond.   

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