Chapter

Spies

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0019
Spies

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Von Sternberg was an exception among emigrant filmmakers. He exploited the execution to the hilt. Von Sternberg claimed to have contributed to the music of Dishonored the first time he did so. He later wrote a “Violin Composition” for The Scarlet Empress and boasted of not only conducting a symphony orchestra but also correcting the leader on a fine point of theory. Von Sternberg was awarded screen credit in neither case, and since he played no instrument nor had any musical training, one is bound to be skeptical.

Keywords: emigrant; orchestra; filmmaker

Chapter.  3075 words. 

Subjects: Film

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