From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia M (German: M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder, lit. M – A City Searches for a Murderer) is a 1931 German thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre in his breakthrough role as Hans Beckert, a serial killer of children.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_(1931_film)
Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best-known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. Lang's most celebrated films include the groundbreaking futuristic Metropolis and the influential M, a film noir precursor that he made before he moved to the United States. His other major films include Dr. Mabuse the ...
Fritz Lang (15 March 1877 Stuttgart - 26 October 1961 Stuttgart), was a German painter, noted for his woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs and book illustrations. Between 1892 and 1894 he was an apprentice decorative painter, after which he attended the Königlich-Württembergische Kunstschule in Stuttgart, and the Karlsruher Akademie.
Friedrich Christian Anton " Fritz " Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.
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Lang was born in Vienna as the second son of Anton Lang (1860–1940), an architect and construction company manager, and his wife Pauline "Paula" Lang née Schlesinger (1864–1920). He was baptized on December 28, 1890, at the Schottenkirchein Vienna. Lang's parents were of Moravian descent and practicing Roman Catholics. His parents (his mother, born Jewish, converted to Roman Catholicism before Fritz's birth) took their religion seriously and were dedicated to raising Fritz as a Catholic. Lang...
Expressionist films: the Weimar years (1918–1933)
Lang's writing stint was brief, as he soon started to work as a director at the German film studio UFA, and later Nero-Film, just as the Expressionist movement was building. In this first phase of his career, Lang alternated between films such as Der Müde Tod ("The Weary Death") and popular thrillers such as Die Spinnen ("The Spiders"), combining popular genres with Expressionist techniques to create an unprecedented synthesis of popular entertainment with art cinema. In 1920, Lang met his fu...
According to Lang, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels called Lang to his offices to inform him - apologetically - that The Testament of Dr Mabuse was being banned but, nevertheless, he was so impressed by Lang's abilities as a filmmaker (especially Metropolis), that he offered Lang the position of head of German film studio UFA. Lang said it was during that meeting he had decided to leave for Paris – but that the banks had closed by the time the meeting was over. Lang claimed that, after sel...Michaux, Agnès(fr). "Je les chasserai jusqu'au bout du monde jusqu'à ce qu'ils en crèvent," Paris: Éditions n°1, 1997; ISBN 2-86391-933-4.Friedrich, Otto. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s; New York: Harper & Row, 1986; ISBN 0-06-015626-0. (See e.g. pp. 45–46 for anecdotes revealing Lang's arrogance.)McGilligan, Patrick. Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast; New York: St. Martins Press, 1997; ISBN 0-312-13247-6.Schnauber, Cornelius. Fritz Lang in Hollywood; Wien: Europaverlag, c1986; ISBN 3-203-50953-9(in German).
Fritz Lang is a character who appears in Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa. He is the parallel world counterpart of the human being that the 2003 anime's Pride/King Bradley (who is known as Wrath in Brotherhood) was born of. Lang is a Jewish filmmaker residing in Berlin. History
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M Theatrical release poster Directed byFritz Lang Produced bySeymour Nebenzal Written byFritz Lang Thea von Harbou StarringPeter Lorre Otto Wernicke Gustaf Gründgens CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner Edited byPaul Falkenberg Production company Nero-Film A.G. Distributed byVereinigte Star-Film GmbH Release date 11 May 1931 Running time 111 minutes CountryGermany LanguageGerman M is a 1931 German thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre in his breakthrough role as Hans Beckert,
In Berlin, a group of children are playing an elimination game in the courtyard of an apartment building, using a chant about a murderer of children. A woman sets the table for lunch, waiting for her daughter to come home from school. A wanted poster warns of a serial killer preying on children, as anxious parents wait outside a school. Little Elsie Beckmann leaves school, bouncing a ball on her way home. She is approached by Hans Beckert, who is whistling "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by E
Lang placed an advert in a newspaper in 1930 stating that his next film would be Mörder unter uns and that it was about a child murderer. He immediately began receiving threatening letters in the mail and was also denied a studio space to shoot the film at the Staaken Studios. When Lang confronted the head of Staaken Studio to find out why he was being denied access, the studio head informed Lang that he was a member of the Nazi party and that the party suspected that the film was meant to ...
M premiered in Berlin on 11 May 1931 at the UFA-Palast am Zoo in a version lasting 117 minutes. The original negative is preserved at the Federal Film Archive in a 96-minute version. In 1960, an edited 98-minute version was released. The film was restored in 2000 by the Netherlands Film Museum in collaboration with the Federal Film Archive, the Cinemateque Suisse, Kirsch Media and ZDF/ARTE., with Janus Films releasing the 109-minute version as part of its Criterion Collection using prints from t
A Variety review said that the film was "a little too long. Without spoiling the effect—even bettering it—cutting could be done. There are a few repetitions and a few slow scenes." Graham Greene compared the film to "looking through the eye-piece of a microscope, through ...
In later years, the film received widespread critical praise and holds an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 53 reviews, with an average rating of 9.24/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "A landmark psychological thriller with arresting images, deep thoughts
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou in collaboration with Lang, it stars Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, and Brigitte Helm. Erich Pommer produced it in the Babelsberg Studios for Universum Film A.G. (UFA).
Fury is a 1936 American drama film directed by Fritz Lang which tells the story of an innocent man (Spencer Tracy) who narrowly escapes being burned to death by a lynch mob – and the revenge he then seeks.
A review in Variety magazine stated: "Fritz Lang's production and direction ably project the sordid tale of the romance between a milquetoast character and a gold-digging blonde ... Edward G. Robinson is the mild cashier and amateur painter whose love for Joan Bennett leads him to embezzlement, murder and disgrace.
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