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From Mabuse to Hitler

I comfort myself with the knowledge that, for the average cinephile of my generation, it’s not terribly unusual to have seen The Testament of Dr. Mabuse  1,267 more words


In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: M takes a disturbing and bleak subject matter and never tries to water it down.

The main reason I started this blog was to make me watch more movies, and to vary the kinds of movies I watched.  699 more words


Metropolis vs Batman vs Superman

As I sat in the movie theatre a couple of weeks ago watching the DC comic book hero’s on the screen I was impressed at one point by the intentional or unintentional music reference to Gottfried Huppertz soundtrack for the 1926 German Cinematic Masterpiece-Metropolis. 132 more words


Metropolis suite

Say what you will about Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, with its fabulous images and less than complex narrative– no one can deny the awesomeness of the soundtrack. Enjoy!

Silent Film

Film Noir: The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Film Noir: The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Directed by : Fritz Lang

Based on a story by: Vera Caspary

Screenplay by: Charles Hoffman

Actors: Ann Baxter, Ann Southern, Raymond Burr… 287 more words

American Film Noir 1950's

Metropolis (1927)

Fritz Lang’s archetypal sci-fi epic is steeped in politics, religion, and humanity, but above all it is a true cinematic experience. It is visually arresting, and it still causes us to marvel with set-pieces that  remain extraordinary. 702 more words

Long Review

Quick Thoughts #1: DVDs from the UK

Here’s a new blog series I’m doing, since I have limited time and energy lately.

So, a few months ago, I discovered that I can play non-US DVDs and blu-rays on my laptop.  581 more words

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