Director | Writer | Assistant Director
Cinematographer John Alton, who had retired in 1960, met former colleague Mann in a Swiss casino high up in the Alps. Mann was directing A Dandy in Aspic (1968) at the time and wanted Alton to shoot his next picture. Alton agreed to talk to him ...
[on Erich von Stroheim] He drove me mad. He was a genius. I'm not a genius, I'm a worker. Geniuses sometimes end up very unhappy, without a penny. That's what happened to Erich - and Preston Sturges, too.
Often included heavy elements of sadism in his films
Emil Anton Bundesmann
San Diego, California, USA
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