Josef von Sternberg

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Josef von Sternberg
Jonas Sternberg
BirthplaceVienna, Austria-Hungary

Von Sternberg, Josef

(1894–1969) film director; born in Vienna, Austria. In New York at age 17, he became a film patcher for World Film. In 1917 he joined the Army Signal Corps and made training films. His first movie was The Salvation Hunters (1925). He became the master of the American screen with his pictorial compositions and light and shadow effects. Among his films were The Blue Angel (1930), The Scarlet Empress (1934), and Macao (1952).
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I was told by Josef von Sternberg, who is directing my Tragedy, that `America has nothing to learn from Europe', forgetting probably that he was born in Vienna.
Lo queremos pese a la siguiente afirmacion de David Carradine, el Caine o Pequeno Saltamontes de la serie setentera Kung Fu, otro de los protagonistas de esa insolita resurreccion actoral inaugurada por John Travolta en Pulp Fiction y continuada por Pam Grier y Robert Forster en Jackie Brown (1997): "Tarantino dice que quiere hacer peliculas con Uma Thurman por el resto de sus dias, que el es Josef von Sternberg y ella su Marlene Dietrich.
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Formed in 1911 as the Bioscop Film Company, it later be came the UFA Studio, home of numerous legendary directors and stars including Josef von Sternberg, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Marlene Dietrich.
A year later, a modernist home by Richard Neutra, built in 1935 for movie director Josef von Sternberg and owned later by writer Ayn Rand, was bulldozed for a subdivision.
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, who died this past July at the age of ninety-four, will be remembered as one of the greatest visual artists of the cinema, in the company of Sergei Eisenstein, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Josef von Sternberg, and Max Ophuls.
If you're Josef Von Sternberg and you're about to start shooting Morocco in 1930 and Marlene Dietrich gets pregnant, what do you do?
noir ``Angel Face,'' Josef von Sternberg 1952 heist film ``Macao,'' Fred Zinnemann's 1960 story of an Australian homesteader ``The Sundowners,'' Vincente Minnelli's 1960 soaper ``Home From the Hill,'' Burt Kennedy' 1969 oater ``The Good Guys and the Bad Guys'' and Sidney Pollack's 1975 action picture with a Japanese flavor, ``The Yakuza.
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