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Fritz Lang Overview:

Director, Fritz Lang, was born Friedrich Christian Anton Lang on Dec 5, 1890 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. Lang died at the age of 85 on Aug 2, 1976 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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: The Silent Films Review and Giveaway (December)

By Annmarie Gatti on Dec 3, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

: The Silent Films 12-Blu-Ray Set Review and Giveaway (below) I first became ‘acquainted’ with the silent films of a few years back when I was lucky enough to see Metropolis on the Big Screen. I will never forget how intensely my heart was pounding throughout the fi... Read full article


and Joan Bennett

By Carol Martinheira on Apr 2, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

and Joan Bennett On April 2, 2016 By Carol and Joan Bennett aren’t the first director/actor duo one thinks of when the subject comes up. In an era that gave us John Ford/John Wayne, George Cukor/Kate Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart or C... Read full article


The Five Best Films

By Rick29 on May 14, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In listing director 's best films, I struggled with whether to consider his entire career or differentiate between his work in German and American cinema. He was probably the most successful European (non-British) filmmaker to relocate to Hollywood during World War II. In the end, I opted ... Read full article


e a ficção científica

By Lê on May 12, 2015 From Critica Retro

e a ficção científica O cineasta mais criativo do cinema mudo, a quem devemos toda a estética inventiva dos filmes, foi Georges Méliès. Ele foi o pai da arte cinematográfica como um todo e da ficção científica em particular, com sua “Viagem à Lua” em 1902. O outro pai d... Read full article


e a ficção científica

By Lê on May 12, 2015 From Critica Retro

e a ficção científica O cineasta mais criativo do cinema mudo, a quem devemos toda a estética inventiva dos filmes, foi Georges Méliès. Ele foi o pai da arte cinematográfica como um todo e da ficção científica em particular, com sua “Viagem à Lua” em 1902. O outro pai d... Read full article


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Second son of Anton Lang, an architect, and Pauline Schlesinger.

Before his death in 1976, he planned to make a film about the hippie culture.

According to Lang himself, on 25 March 1933, two days after The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) had been banned, he was summoned to the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda to meet with Josef Goebbels himself. Goebbels explained the reason for the ban (the Nazi party slogans are fed into the mouth of the villain at the film's conclusion) and apologized to Lang. He then shocked Lang by offering him the position of production supervisor at the UFA studios, where his first film would be a biography of Wilhelm Tell. Lang claims he suspected a trap and attempted to throw off Goebbels by telling him, "My mother had Jewish parents," to which Goebbels responded, "We'll decide who's Jewish!" Lang then expressed interest in the position and said he needed some time to think it over. He describes how he looked at a clock and how during the entire meeting all he could think about was leaving as soon as possible so he could get to the bank and flee with all of his money. Lang says he didn't get there in time so he sold his wife's jewelry, boarded a train to Paris that same evening, leaving most of his money and personal possessions behind, along with his wife, Thea von Harbou, who divorced

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