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Wagner, Fritz Arno 1894-1958

Overview
Works: 63 works in 186 publications in 5 languages and 4,337 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Motion pictures  Fiction  Television adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films  Musical settings  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by Fritz Arno Wagner, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Fritz Arno Wagner
M by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929
Nosferatu a symphony of horror ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The insatiable Transylvanian vampire, Count Orlock (Nosferatu), leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
Nosferatu by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nosferatu opens in Bremen, Germany by introducing us to real estate agent Thomas Hutter (Jonathan Harker in Stoker's novel) and his young wife, Ellen (Stoker's Mina). Hutter is about to embark on a journey to the Carpathian Mountains to sell a house in Bremen to the mysterious Count Orlock. Superstitious natives warn Hutter not to travel to the Count's castle, but greed overcomes him. Once there, after completing the transaction, Hutter discovers Orlock's true nature, that he is a creature of the night who drinks blood and sleeps in a coffin, and almost does not survive the ordeal. The Count, however, loses interest in Hutter once he sees a picture of his wife, Ellen, and travels to Germany to put her under his spell"--Container
The haunted castle the exposure of a secret in 5 acts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Warning shadows a nocturnal hallucination ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expressionist film in which a count is jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotion and passions are mirrored
Die 3 groschen oper The 3 penny opera by Kurt Weill ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container
The Threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the German and French versions of the feature film, shot on the same sets with different actors. Bertold Brecht's adaptation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera combines music and lyrics by Kurt Weill, strong performances and a mixture of realism with stylised settings. Set in Soho in Victorian London, this musical satire tells of Mack the Knife, ladies man, gentleman and thief, his cohorts and antagonists
The haunted castle Schloss Vogelöd ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1921 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gothic story of murder, innuendo, suspicion and hatred. At a weekend gathering in Castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting Baroness Safferstätt. But Count Oetsch, suspected (but never convicted) of murdering his own brother, Baroness Safferstätt's first husband, shows up suddenly. The Baroness appears with her new husband and resents the man's presence but for reasons other than we assume. Oetsch stays, arguing that he is not the murderer but will find the real one. There are family secrets and the anti-hero is here to expose them and the real murderer
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1922 Fritz Lang made the two-part film "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" ("Dr Mabuse, the Gambler"). He revived his evil genius in 1933 for this talkie sequel which picks up precisely where the original had ended, with Mabuse's madness, capture and incarceration. Mabuse has been in an asylum for ten years, but his crime organisation is still perpetrating an insane orgy of wanton destruction, threats, shoot-outs, thefts, explosions, bombings, burnings, and floodings. Banned by the Nazis, the film is one of Fritz Lang's most inventive crime thrillers
Destiny by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a middle-European village a century ago, Death takes a young man just before he is to be married. His lover seeks out the Death figure and pleads with him for her fiance's life. Filled with pity for her, he promises to return her fiance if she can save even one of three lives about to flicker out
Ohm Krüger by Hans Steinhoff ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This propagandistic epic, seven years in the making, was Goebbels' initial attempt to equal Gone with the wind. It is a heroic portrait of the Boer statesman who recounts his life story as he lay dying in a Swiss hospital. His sons, Jan and Adrian, voice opposing views concerning the validity of their father's struggles during the Boer Wars. Although their ideological debate is handled with some skill, the primary purpose of the film was to stir anti-British feeling. The villainous English incite the African tribespeople by distributing guns during a mission service and to the strains of "Onward Christian soldiers." They feed rotten meat to Boer women and children (in a scene extracted from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin) and incarcerate them in the massive concentration camps they have established on South African soil. The viewer is informed that 26,000 women and children were murdered. Ohm Krüger was selected Best Foreign Film at the Venice Festival and designated the first Film of the Nation at home. In an elaborate ceremony, Goebbels awarded its star Emil Jannings the "Ring of Honor of the German Cinema."
Der zerbrochene Krug by Heinrich von Kleist ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy of Dutch village life, in which Judge Adam presides over a trial regarding the supposed breaking of Frau Rull's beautiful jug by her daughter's suitor. A visiting inspector exposes Adam himself as the culprit
Destiny Der müde Tod ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a girl who pleads with Death for her lover's life. Death gives her three chances to save him in different settings
Der mann, der Sherlock Holmes war Man who was Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two out-of-work private detectives disguise themselves as Holmes and Watson to gain attention and end up chasing counterfeiters and stolen stamps
Spies by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criminal mastermind Haghi attempts to gain control of the nation's wealth and political power
L'opéra de quat'sous by G. W Pabst ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a shadowy, stylized and dreamlike Victorian London, the story of Mackie "the Knife" Messer and Polly Peachum is timeless, and the combination of Brecht's biting social satire and Weill's compelling music is as fresh as ever
The 3 penny opera Die Dreigroschenoper ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema." -- container
Die Dreigroschenoper ein Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht Bildern von Bertolt Brecht nach John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gert Scobel introduces, in this program to honor Brecht, the musical social satire set in Victorian London, in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society
Kameradschaft by G. W Pabst ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Geschichte einer Solidaritätsaktion deutscher Bergleute in einer grenznahen französischen Grube kurz nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg, als es gilt, Verschüttete zu bergen. Nationalismus und Haß werden überwunden zugunsten der Solidarität der Arbeiter. In dokumentarischem Stil gehaltener Film, mit gleichermaßen virtuosen wie realistischen Aufnahmen der Arbeitsbedingungen unter Tage; ein packendes Zeugnis völkerverbindender Menschlichkeit. [film-dienst]
 
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Alternative Names
Wagner, F. A. 1894-1958
Wagner, F. A. (Fritz Arno), 1894-1958
Wagner, Fritz A. 1894-1958
Wagner, Fritz Amo 1894-1958
Wagner, Fritz Arno
Wagner, Otto 1894-1958
Languages
German (86)
English (38)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Spanish (1)
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