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Conducting the Klopstokian Philharmonic

I found myself playing piano for films and I’d hear other instruments in my head during the show. This was the very late 1990s. Had to be, because I started learning the organ a year or so before Lee Erwin passed in 2000, and remember going to his place to practice and get advice a few times. 811 more words

The Big Box Set

Thrilled to be a part — or several parts — of Arrow Academy’s Four Film Noir Classics box set. I have provided video essays on Fritz Lang for SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR ( 164 more words

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Metrópolis

Metrópolis, una película que crea el ambiente perfecto de una distopía. Los distintos espacios de la película te meten por completo en ella, desde los poco acogedores lugares de los trabajadores hasta los tranquilos jardines o la catedral. 126 more words

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December 5: Happy Birthday Fritz Lang and Otto Preminger

Our headliners today were both born in the old Austrian Empire, both worked in German film at one time, both became refugees from Nazism, and both were known for their contributions to film noir. 1,150 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

#30 M (1931)

#30 M

1931 // Germany // Fritz Lang

Criterion Collection (LINK)

While rewatching M recently, I’m astonished by how good the film still holds up among contemporary films, how refreshing of its use of sound in complementing or undercutting the images, how daring of it in tackling the subject of serial murder while not afraid to humanise the murderer, how unorthodox of it to elude the employment of protagonist (hero or antihero) in the narrative. 617 more words

Criterion Collection

'The mediator of the head and the hands must be the heart!' - The Sunday Film Review #30

Hello all! The 30th edition of this little Sunday Film Review, long may it continue! Sadly, I only have one film review for you, however, no point in resting on the negatives, so let’s get right into it! 642 more words