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Josef Von Sternberg
Director, Blonde Venus (1932)
His latest movie, The Blonde Venus, is perhaps the worst ever made. In it all Sternberg's gifts have turned sour. The photography is definitely “arty” - a nauseating blend of hazy light, soft focus, over-blacks and over-whites, with each shot so obviously “composed” as to be painful. Sternberg's rhythm has declined to a senseless, see-saw pattern. And his kaleidoscopic cutting has reached such a point that the film is all pace and nothing else.
(Dwight MacDonald, Esquire)
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