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Fritz Lang : genre and representation in his American films

Author: Reynold Humphries
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In applying critical theory to Lang's Hollywood-made film noirs, melodramas, Westerns, and spy films, Humphries provocatively complicates auteur theory and revitalizes in unjustly neglected phase in the career of one of cinema's boldest visionaries."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Humphries, Reynold.
Fritz Lang.
Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)894560015
Named Person: Fritz Lang; Fritz Lang
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reynold Humphries
ISBN: 0801878209 9780801878206
OCLC Number: 52357937
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Preliminaries and Polemics --
2. Aspects of Looking: On with the Show --
2.1. The Eyes and the Look --
2.2. The Look into the Camera --
2.3. The Offscreen --
2.4. Portraits and Paintings --
3. Belief, Knowledge, Truth: The Case of the Unwary Investigator --
3.1. Newsreels --
3.2. Photographs --
3.3. The Press and Television --
3.4. The Meaning of Truth --
4. Identity and Identification: Seeing Is Believing --
4.1. Identity and Characters --
4.2. Aspects of False Identity --
5. The Woman in the Window: Home Sweet Home --
6. House by the River: Pumps and Hangups --
7. Secret beyond the Door: Romance in a Low Key --
8. SutureSelf.
Other Titles: Fritz Lang.
Responsibility: Reynold Humphries.

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In applying critical theory to Lang's Hollywood-made film noirs, melodramas, Westerns, and spy films, Humphries provocatively complicates auteur theory and revitalizes an unjustly neglected phase in  Read more...

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Reynold Humphries dismisses any suggestion that Lang lost his artistic soul the moment he was sucked into industrial Hollywood, and he wastes no time trying to show that Lang's American films are Read more...

 
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