Saturday, August 02, 2008

Fritz Lang

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1976 of Expressionist film director Fritz Lang. I have seen Destiny; Metropolis, which has been in the news lately after lost footage was discovered; and M, after having tried to watch it for years before.

Senses of Cinema has an article. The British Film Institute has a short bit and links to other resources here. closes its article by saying,
All through his life, Lang adjusted his talent to meet the changes in his environment, and in so doing produced a body of creative work of unquestionable importance in the development of the history of cinema.

Metropolis, M and Destiny are available for viewing online at those links.

Woman in the Moon (1929 silent):

Scarlet Street (1945):

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