History Creator / FritzLang

13th Jun '16 2:42:48 AM aishwarya
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* ''Secret Beyond the Door'' (1948).

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* ''Secret Beyond the Door'' ''Film/SecretBeyondTheDoor'' (1948).
7th Jun '16 6:55:02 PM Doug86
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Fritz Lang (18901976) was an UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}n director known for his trope-making films in the Golden Age of German and Hollywood cinema. After trying first to be an architect and then a painter, Lang got into the film industry after serving in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, as both a writer and actor before becoming a director. In the early 1920's he met his second wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou, who he collaborated with on all his films for the next decade. This period included ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', ''Die Nibelungen'', the [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse series]], and ''Film/{{M}}'', which are probably his most famous works.

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Fritz Lang (18901976) was an UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}n director known for his trope-making films in the Golden Age of German and Hollywood cinema. After trying first to be an architect and then a painter, Lang got into the film industry after serving in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, as both a writer and actor before becoming a director. In the early 1920's he met his second wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou, who he collaborated with on all his films for the next decade. This period included ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', ''Die Nibelungen'', the [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse series]], and ''Film/{{M}}'', which are probably his most famous works.
6th Jun '16 5:35:04 PM eroock
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** Even in his American films, he often had this archetype, especially his thirties films with Sylvia Sidney. Later examples include Creator/JoanBennett, Gloria Grahame, Anne Baxter and Ida Lupino. Lang's favorite actress to work with in Hollywood was Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, even if they made one film.

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** Even in his American films, he often had this archetype, especially his thirties films with Sylvia Sidney. Later examples include Creator/JoanBennett, Gloria Grahame, Creator/GloriaGrahame, Anne Baxter and Ida Lupino. Lang's favorite actress to work with in Hollywood was Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, even if they made one film.
29th May '16 2:14:52 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* CanonWelding: ''M'' and the ''Dr. Mabuse'' films take place in a SharedUniverse due to the presence of Detective Lohmann in both.



* RealitySubtext: Many of his films with Thea von Harbou cast her ex-husband Rudolf Klein-Rogge (whom she left to marry Fritz) as the villain. A major plot point in ''Metropolis'' is the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything work-obsessed control freak]] Joh Fredersen taking the wife of mad scientist Rotwang (played by Klein-Rogge). The statue of the (dead) wife bears suspicious similarities to Thea von Harbou, so... yeah.
23rd Apr '16 10:17:05 PM JulianLapostat
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** Even in his American films, he often had this archetype, especially his thirties films with Sylvia Sidney. Later examples include Joan Bennett, Gloria Grahame, Anne Baxter and Ida Lupino. Lang's favorite actress to work with in Hollywood was Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, even if they made one film.

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** Even in his American films, he often had this archetype, especially his thirties films with Sylvia Sidney. Later examples include Joan Bennett, Creator/JoanBennett, Gloria Grahame, Anne Baxter and Ida Lupino. Lang's favorite actress to work with in Hollywood was Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, even if they made one film.
9th Mar '16 10:30:27 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''''Fritz Lang'''''

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-->-- '''''Fritz Lang'''''
9th Mar '16 10:28:58 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"I should say that I am a visual person. I experience with my eyes and never, or rarely, with my ears... to my constant regret."''\\

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->''"I should say that I am a visual person. I experience with my eyes and never, or rarely, with my ears... to my constant regret."''\\"''



Fritz Lang (1890-1976) was an UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}n director known for his trope-making films in the Golden Age of German and Hollywood cinema. After trying first to be an architect and then a painter, Lang got into the film industry after serving in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, as both a writer and actor before becoming a director. In the early 1920's he met his second wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou, who he collaborated with on all his films for the next decade. This period included ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', ''Die Nibelungen'', the [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse series]], and ''Film/{{M}}'', which are probably his most famous works.

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Fritz Lang (1890-1976) (18901976) was an UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}n director known for his trope-making films in the Golden Age of German and Hollywood cinema. After trying first to be an architect and then a painter, Lang got into the film industry after serving in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, as both a writer and actor before becoming a director. In the early 1920's he met his second wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou, who he collaborated with on all his films for the next decade. This period included ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', ''Die Nibelungen'', the [[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse series]], and ''Film/{{M}}'', which are probably his most famous works.
7th Mar '16 11:09:25 AM JulianLapostat
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* PluckyGirl: Lang is usually not given credit as a women's director, but his films abound for a lot of strong roles for women in various gender-neutral settings.
** This is especially the case in ''Destiny'', ''Die Nibelungen'' (which makes Kriemhild and not Siegfried the hero), ''Spione'', while his film ''Frau im Mond'' shows women astronauts far before rocket science, space travel and gender barriers would make it happen in the Soviet Union and the United States.
** Even in his American films, he often had this archetype, especially his thirties films with Sylvia Sidney. Later examples include Joan Bennett, Gloria Grahame, Anne Baxter and Ida Lupino. Lang's favorite actress to work with in Hollywood was Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, even if they made one film.
14th Feb '16 3:16:41 AM eroock
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-- '''''Fritz Lang'''''

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-- -->-- '''''Fritz Lang'''''
6th Nov '15 3:52:44 PM Menshevik
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* "Vier um di Frau" ("Four Around a Woman"), 1921: A jealous husband lures the supposed lover of his wife to his residence, planning violent revenge. One of his friends and a local con-man also turn up for visits, several plot twists follow.

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* "Vier um di die Frau" ("Four Around a Woman"), 1921: A jealous husband lures the supposed lover of his wife to his residence, planning violent revenge. One of his friends and a local con-man also turn up for visits, several plot twists follow.



* ''Film/{{M}}'', 1931: His first talkie and one of his most famous films, about a serial child killer. He's the hero.

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* ''Film/{{M}}'', 1931: His first talkie and one of his most famous films, about a serial child killer. He's the hero.The story is largely shown from his point of view.



* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: One of his favoured tropes. Played very straight e. g. in ''Film/{{M}}'', where you can pinpoint the switch to the moment when Becker discovers the chalk "M" on his shoulder. Often used in its inversion (the hunted becoming the hunter) starting with ''Die Spinnen'', where the hero spends the first part evading the attacks of the conspiracy and then assumes the role of the hunter in the sequel.

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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: One of his favoured tropes. Played very straight e. g. in ''Film/{{M}}'', where you can pinpoint the switch to the moment when Becker Hans Beckert discovers the chalk "M" on his shoulder. Often used in its inversion (the hunted becoming the hunter) starting with ''Die Spinnen'', where the hero spends the first part evading the attacks of the conspiracy and then assumes the role of the hunter in the sequel.
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