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« on: July 07, 2003, 01:13:07 PM »
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What's your favorite Fritz Lang movie and why? My favorite is M, since it really set the stage for suspense movies in later years. Anyone else?


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2003, 01:16:03 PM »
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My favorite is M as well, but I've only seen that and Metropolis. I really want to see his Ring cycle, since that just got released on DVD.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2003, 01:34:52 PM »
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I love Metropolis too... and I must admit that these are my only two Fritz Lang movies as well... I really should see more. Are there others besides these three on DVD?


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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2003, 03:35:58 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2003, 04:07:08 PM »
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I've only seen M.  There were one or two scenes in it that I really liked, but I found it too dated for my tastes.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2003, 10:33:06 PM »
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My favorite is M as well, but I've only seen that and Metropolis.


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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2003, 06:43:43 PM »
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Fritz Lang? I hate it when people name drop.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2003, 07:17:22 PM »
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I've only seen M and Metropolis, but I liked M better, considering I saw the crappy Moroder version of Metropolis with the cheesy 80s music.

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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2003, 07:37:34 PM »
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Fritz Lang? I hate it when people name drop.


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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2003, 01:34:38 AM »
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Wow. I've actually seen two other Fritz Lang movies. "The Woman in the Window" and "Scarlet Street" with Edward G. Robinson. Two slick film noirs. But I prefer "M". Perhaps I'll prefer "Metropolis" once I see the Kino DVD over the VHS I have.

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2003, 01:52:56 AM »
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"The Woman in the Window"


That is a damn great film noir. The perfect femme fatale played by Joan Bennett, and Edward G. beautifully plays against type.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2003, 11:44:25 PM »
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01. Scarlet Street A++
02. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse A++
03. M B+
04. The House by the River B
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2003, 07:57:51 AM »
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Wow. I've actually seen two other Fritz Lang movies. "The Woman in the Window" and "Scarlet Street" with Edward G. Robinson. Two slick film noirs. But I prefer "M". Perhaps I'll prefer "Metropolis" once I see the Kino DVD over the VHS I have.


ive seen three.  M, Metropolis, and Scarlet Street.  My favorite, honestly, would have to be Scarlet Street.
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2004, 09:22:32 AM »
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Nobody mentioned THE BIG HEAT!


I just saw it last night, and damn damn damn is it good! It's practically the template for every cop (revenge) drama to come since. And none of them have been better.

The more I see her, the more I realize what a talent Gloria Grahame was. And Lang's framing and camera moves are nice and aggressive and exciting.

But best of all is a young Lee Marvin at his most vicious. There's one scene, man, I've always wanted to put one like it in a movie, I just never realized how fucked up and sick it actually plays out to be.

Really, I stress to all who haven't seen it, it's a slick, short, fun cop movie. Check it out.
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2004, 09:46:13 AM »
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i've only seen "M" "Scarlet Street" and "The Woman in the Window" and out of those, though they are all quite good, my favorite is "Scarlet Street"
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