By Lang, Fritz; McElhaney, Joe
This choice of severe essays bargains an unrivalled and up to date evaluate of the prolific and resilient lifestyles and imaginative and prescient of 1 of cinema’s maximum auteurs.
- The first edited choice of essays on Fritz Lang’s physique of labor in over thirty years
- A complete overview of 1 of cinema’s such a lot influential figures
- Brings jointly key students, together with Tom Gunning and Chris Fujiwara, to percentage their most up-to-date insights
- Features translated contributions from writers hardly ever rendered in English comparable to Nicole Brenez and Paolo Berletto
- Offers multinational and multi-perspectival research of Lang’s oeuvre, together with all his key films
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Furthermore, and consistent with film noir, the film also engages in a “queering” of domestic space. ” Wojcik is not the first critic to note that the gangster Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby) is possibly coded to be homosexual. ” With the final essay to this section, Paolo Bertetto’s “Metropolis and the Figuration of Eidos,” we return to Germany and to the most spectacular Lang production of that first German period. ” With Metropolis, Lang is “proposing a discourse on the very problem of work and industrial society” and doing so “entirely on the work of the mise-en-scène, on spatialization and visualization of the material.
And so, from the very beginning, having been conceived out of this total-power as a social outgrowth of crime – whose political dimension would be precipitated by the rise of Nazism – the gaze in Lang is always as if fractured, in proportion with the excesses it conveys. It characterizes, one might say, his quest for democracy during the American period.
Robinson) and the prostitute Katharine “Kitty” March (Bennett), who will soon become a subject for Cross’s paintings. ” But they also discuss art and Cézanne becomes central to this discussion. ” Chris’s declaration combines his admiration for the painting’s aesthetic power (although it is unlikely he even knows what that painting Kitty is referring to might be) and for Cézanne’s now-canonical status as a great artist. Given the style of the paintings that Chris produces in the film, though, Rousseau would be a more likely point of contact for him.
A Companion to Fritz Lang by Lang, Fritz; McElhaney, Joe