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1890–1911

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 11715 words.

This chapter details Fritz Lang’s early life in Vienna, Austria, from 1890 to 1911. Topics covered include a background of his parents Anton and Paula Schlesinger Lang; his family’s...

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1911–1918

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 11574 words.

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1911 to 1918. Lang left home either late in 1910 or early 1911 and began visiting galleries and museums in Nuremberg, Munich, and...

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1918–1921

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9951 words.

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life in Germany from 1918 to 1921. Lang was in Berlin for the Armistice of November 11, 1918; for the collapse of the monarchy; for the dismal...

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1921–1922

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9751 words.

This chapter focuses on Fritz Lang’s films from 1921 to 1922. These include Der müde Tod (The Weary Death, a.k.a. Destiny), the first original script Lang and Thea von Harbou worked on...

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1923–1924

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9938 words.

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1923 to 1924. With the films of Der müde Tod and Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler under his belt, Lang cemented his place as one of the...

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1925–1927

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 13692 words.

This chapter describes the making of Metropolis, which Lang envisioned as the “costliest and most ambitious picture ever” made in Europe, with thousands of extras, huge sets, special...

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1928–1929

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6895 words.

This chapter describes the making of Lang and Thea von Harbou’s next film project after Metropolis, a spy thriller called Spione (Spies). Production began in December of 1927 and lasted for...

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1930–1931

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9416 words.

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1930 to 1931. These include the making of the film M, which starred Peter Lorre. Premiering in 1931, M evidenced not only the most...

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1932

Anthony Slide.

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small"

December 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 7341 words.

In these diary entries written between June and December 1932, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett reveals that he was “impelled” to keep a diary after reading the Civil War diaries of...

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1932–1933

Patrick McGilligan.

in Fritz Lang

September 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 11132 words.

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1932 to 1933. These include the making of a sequel to Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler entitled Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (The Last Will...

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