‘The Wedding March’
You owe it to yourself to see more silent movies, especially in archival prints with live musical accompaniment. This is Erich von Stroheim’s other mutilated masterpiece, a poison valentine to Hapsburg Vienna. The studio pulled the plug so the World War reckoning never arrives, but what’s left can be amazing. The scene in which Stroheim (who also stars) and Fay Wray meet-cute has 200 shots and more close-ups than anything before Dreyer’s Joan of Arc.
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