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The films of Fritz Lang : allegories of vision and modernity

Author: Tom Gunning; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 2000.
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This study examines the early work of Fritz Lang, proposing readings of the entire output of one of cinema's foremost directors. It emphasizes Lang's reflection on modernity, and hones in on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gunning, Tom, 1949-
Films of Fritz Lang.
London : British Film Institute, 2000
(OCoLC)606278206
Named Person: Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang; Fritz (Regisseur) Lang; Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Gunning; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0851707424 9780851707426 0851707432 9780851707433
OCLC Number: 59406976
Description: xiii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Standing Outside the Films --
Emblems --
Pt. I. Reading the Text of Death --
Lang's Silent Allegories: Der Mude Tod (1921), Die Nibelungen (1924), Metropolis (1927) --
1. The Marchen: Der Mude Tod --
Death and the Maiden --
2. The Decay of Myth: Siegfried's Death, Kriemhild's Revenge --
3. Metropolis: The Dance of Death --
Pt. II. The Mastery of Crime --
Lang's Urban Thrillers: Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Spies (1928), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1932) --
4. Mabuse, Grand Enunciator: Control and Co-ordination --
5. Haghi --
6. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse --
Pt. III. Hinge --
M (1931) --
7. M: The City Haunted by Demonic Desire --
Pt. IV. Fritz Lang's America --
The Social Trilogy: Fury (1936), You Only Live Once (1937), You and Me (1938) --
8. You Ought to Be in Pictures: Liliom and Fury --
9. You Only Live Once --
10. You and Me --
Pt. V. Framing Desire: The Woman in the Window (1944), Scarlet Street (1945), The Secret Beyond the Door (1948), House by the River (1950) --
11. The Woman in the Window: Cycles of Desire --
12. Scarlet Street: Life Is a Nightmare --
13. Secret Beyond the Door. Broken Frames and Piercing Gazes --
14. Coda: House by the River --
Pt. VI. The 50s Exposes and Lang's Last Testament: The Blue Gardenia (1953), The Big Heat (1953), While the City Sleeps (1955), Beyond a Reasonable doubt (1956), The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) --
15. The Blue Gardenia --
16. The Big Heat --
17. While the city Sleeps/Beyond a Reasonable Doubt --
18. The Circle Closes on the Last Mabuse.
Responsibility: Tom Gunning.
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