Sir Bygber: THE MERRY WIDOW, BLIND HUSBANDS, FOOLISH WIVES and THE WEDDING MARCH are splendid, I agree. [I saw a restored THE WEDDING MARCH a couple of years ago, with Fay Wray in attendance.] But in the context of the AMBERSONS-like destruction of the original, and its literary, historical and epic American scope, the 1999 restoration of GREED is more impressive. The influence of the original on CITIZEN KANE, no matter what Welles may have said, is likely, and on Huston's THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE unmistakeable. To see it at 250 minutes is overwhelming.
Tony, for the music, Schmidlin used a new score by Robert Israel.