Over There

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126012
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135601 | DOI:
Over There

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Von Sternberg looked for other work in New York but had little success. He received credit as assistant to Wallace Worsely on the The Highest Bidder, released in 1921. He felt a greater affinity with European methods than American ones, and he crossed the Atlantic on a cattle boat in 1921. He went straight to Vienna, visiting the city six times that year. On each occasion he lived at Gartnerstrasse, listing his profession as “film director.” Bon Sternberg called on Arthur Schnitzler on May 24, but was overcome with nerves and could not stop talking. Schnitzler had to remind his visitor that he had come to hear the thoughts of the author of Reigen and Traumnovelle, not vice versa.

Keywords: New York; Atlantic; cattle boat; Gartnerstrasse; Schnitzler

Chapter.  1122 words. 

Subjects: Film

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