Fritz Lang

Author : Fritz Lang
ISBN : 1578065771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The films of Fritz Lang depict an entrapping, claustrophobic world in which people are controlled by larger forces. His overriding theme is the struggle against fate and against the traits of human nature that doom us. His life and work spanned six decades of film history-from the silent era through the golden age of German Expressionism of the 1920s and the classic studio system in Hollywood to the rise of the international co-production. In Hollywood he worked for every major studio except Disney. He made blockbusters, modest B movies, and everything in between. Among his films are classics of German cinema-including Metropolis and M. In America he made some of the most notable crime movies (Fury), noir films (The Big Heat), and Westerns (The Return of Frank James) of the studio era. Despite the different time periods, nations, and genres in which he worked, his films remain stylistically consistent. Lang (1890-1976), a notoriously difficult interviewee, granted relatively few interviews apart from short publicity exchanges in the promotion of his films. Fully aware of his public persona, he was a canny self-promoter who carefully constructed half-truths and myths about himself. This fascinating collection covers his conversations about his life and his works over a period of forty years. They reveal how cinema for Lang was an intensely personal art. "For me," he said, "cinema is a vice. I love it intimately. I've often written that it is the art form of our century."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fritz Lang

Author : Patrick McGilligan
ISBN : 0816676550
Genre : Art
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Delves into the life of filmmaker Fritz Lang and explores the darker side to the man who created unique films filled with sex and murder, including Metropolis and M. Reissue.
Category: Art

A Companion To Fritz Lang

Author : Joe McElhaney
ISBN : 9780470670972
Genre : Performing Arts
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This anthology collection of critical essays on one of cinema's great auteurs provides a vital reappraisal at a time when Fritz Lang's prolific output is attracting renewed scholarly attention. * The latest critical perspectives reflecting renewed interest in this master auteur. * A comprehensive assessment of one of cinema's most influential figures. * Key scholars share their newest insights, including Tom Gunning, Janet Bergstrom, and Chris Fujiwara. * Features translated contributions from writers rarely rendered in English such as Nicole Brenez and Paolo Berletto. * Multinational and multi-perspectival analysis of Lang's oeuvre, including all his key films.
Category: Performing Arts

Fritz Lang

Author : Lotte H. Eisner
ISBN : UOM:39015005858488
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Fritz Lang, almost alone among his fellow continental refugees, was able to make outstanding films in both his native Germany and his adopted Hollywood. The director of Metropolis and M and Dr. Mabus"
Category: Performing Arts

Fritz Lang S Metropolis

Author : Michael Minden
ISBN : 1571131469
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of essays -- early seminal works as well as freshinterpretations -- on the famous German expressionist film, Metropolis
Category: Literary Criticism

Fritz Lang

Author : Robert A. Armour
ISBN : UOM:39015004664200
Genre : Performing Arts
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Category: Performing Arts

The Movies By Fritz Lang

Author : Tolga Güneysel
ISBN : 9783640721801
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Trier, language: English, abstract: To start with the most important information right away: This paper has been written on the basis that the reader has watched the movie Rancho Notorious and is familiar with its plot, its director Fritz Lang, and the actress Marlene Dietrich. The reader ought to get a brief insight into Lang's life before he got into film, through which circumstances he got there, and how he finally ended up in Hollywood. In addition to that I am going to explain some an aspect about his character and his work, and especially that he was not every actor's favorite choice. The second big part of this paper will deal with the great Marlene Dietrich, and with the collaboration of her and Lang - two impressive German originated names in America - in Rancho Notorious. The paper will conclude with a closer look into the picture and its unique way of narrating the story and providing information to the spectator on three different layers.

Richard Wagner Fritz Lang And The Nibelungen

Author : David J. Levin
ISBN : 0691049718
Genre : Music
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This highly original book draws on narrative and film theory, psychoanalysis, and musicology to explore the relationship between aesthetics and anti-Semitism in two controversial landmarks in German culture. David Levin argues that Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen and Fritz Lang's 1920s film Die Nibelungen creatively exploit contrasts between good and bad aesthetics to address the question of what is German and what is not. He shows that each work associates a villainous character, portrayed as non-Germanic and Jewish, with the sometimes dramatically awkward act of narration. For both Wagner and Lang, narration--or, in cinematic terms, visual presentation--possesses a typically Jewish potential for manipulation and control. Consistent with this view, Levin shows, the Germanic hero Siegfried is killed in each work by virtue of his unwitting adoption of a narrative role. Levin begins with an explanation of the book's theoretical foundations and then applies these theories to close readings of, in turn, Wagner's cycle and Lang's film. He concludes by tracing how Germans have dealt with the Nibelungen myths in the wake of the Second World War, paying special attention to Michael Verhoeven's 1989 film The Nasty Girl. His fresh and interdisciplinary approach sheds new light not only on Wagner's Ring and Lang's Die Nibelungen, but also on the ways in which aesthetics can be put to the service of aggression and hatred. The book is an important contribution to scholarship in film and music and also to the broader study of German culture and national identity.
Category: Music

The Films Of Fritz Lang

Author : Frederick W. Ott
ISBN : UOM:39015020680834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A brief biography of the noted film director is combined with summaries, commentaries, still photographs, and contemporary reviews of each of his movies to provide a picture of the man and his art
Category: Biography & Autobiography