"Even using words such as 'monumental' and 'godlike,' it's difficult to convey Stroheim's greatness. ... Perhaps the best way to imply the measure of his genius is to contrast the ludicrous story and plot of Queen Kelly with the corrupt grandeur of what Stroheim actually filmed. Indeed, so amazing is this mutilated masterpiece that the loss of big chunks doesn't really damage it. Imagine a couple of acts of Macbeth gone forever; we could still marvel at what remains." -Sam Staggs, Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard (2002) p. 256
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