Saturday, 5 December 2015

Feature: 10 Great Fritz Lang Films

 
 
 
Here's my feature on 10 Great Fritz Lang films for the BFI:
 
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Even though I have yet to see many of Lang's american films, I'm rather surprised by the absence of:

    SPIONE: lang basically invented the modern spy thriller with that movie.
    DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE: often gets brushed over because of M's fame, even though it's almost as well made and nerve-racking.
    THE BIG HEAT: just a perfect hollywood movie with Gloria Grahame as one of the best female characters in the history of film-noir.

    But thanks for the list, I've to put some of these on my watchlist!

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  2. Hey Jonas, really struggled to choose just ten films as representative per the remit! Lang made so many stunners. Adore SPIONE - and it was on my first draft of the list - but switched it out for DIE NIBELUNGEN at the last minute, another monumental movie! You're right re THE BIG HEAT too, but I couldn't include everything, and felt that one was so well known I wanted to give some space to some perhaps less seen. Like I said in the intro though, there are 30-odd I could have happily included, big fan here!

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