THE WEDDING MARCH (Erich von Stroheim, 1927)

“There is no such thing as accident. It is fate misnamed.” Massively moving, Erich von Stroheim’s The Wedding March declares loveless marriage “a sacrilege and a mockery.” But for one reason or another, “true lovers” aren’t the ones who marry here.      1914 Vienna, before the war. The Hapsburg reign wanes; indefatigable playboy Prince “Nicki” von […]