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Foolish Wives [Blu-ray]
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SYNOPSIS: As artistically brilliant as it is gleefully perverse, Foolish Wives is Erich von Stroheim's epic-scale account of an American diplomat's wife (Mrs. Dupont) who falls under the spell of a phony Russian Count (von Stroheim). With his trademark eye for visual metaphor and gritty detail, von Stroheim infuses the artistocratic splendor of Monte Carlo (rebuilt in all its majesty on the Universal backlot) with an air of moral depravity. The result is a Grimm's fairy tale romance that is no less fascinating today than it was 80 years ago. First time ever on Blu-ray!
SPECIAL FEATURES: Includes the feature length documentary, “The Man You Loved To Hate”
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"Foolish Wives" is genuinely wonderful film that shows Erich Von Stroheim at one of his best moments; Not only writing & directing, but starring in the film itself as a hoaxing opportunist very much addicted to using women and very much in need of money. He finds a vulnerable woman that allows him to begin weaving his web of seduction over her emotional and financial state.
"Foolish Wives" is an excellent film, compared to silents and talkies alike, "Foolish Wives" holds it's own.
I was surfing through TV channels and came upon the Turner Classic movie already in progress. As I watched the rich black and white images, it seemed as if I were looking at an album of old photographs which came to life.
I'm buying a copy of this movie because I'm intrigued by the furniture, the use of everyday articles of the 1920's, and the formal dress. And, hey, it's not a bad story, either!