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Recent Reads: The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene

Hot on the heels of #greeneforgran, I have been lured into reading another of the great man’s works – this time, by an odd little Culture Show special on the BBC, which featured writers who stayed in London during the Blitz. 1,081 more words

Notes on House by the River

Often described as a gothic film, House by the River is really vintage Lang with lace trim. In this film the maudlin trappings of the gay nineties are filtered through the nightmare lens of expressionism. 655 more words


Fearful ministerings

The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene

For Arthur Rowe the charity fête was a trip back to childhood, to innocence, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz, to forget twenty years of his past and a murder.

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Ministry of Fear (Lang, 1944)

In my quest for total Ray Milland movie-watching domination, I’ve seen Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear twice in the last two weeks. For a movie that apparently Lang did not hold in high-esteem, even going as far as apologizing about the effort to the novel’s author Graham Greene, I find it to be a very solid film. 1,575 more words


Ministry Of Fear (1944) 30/04/2013

Although Graham Greene was very disappointed with this adaptation of his book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Its not up their with Langs greatest films such as M but the film ticks along nicely building suspense along with touches of humour. 279 more words


Criterion announce 6 Titles for Blu-Ray release in March including The Blob

The Criterion Collection has announced six titles for Blu-ray release in March. On March 12th, the studio will release Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang, 1944) and The Blob (Irvin S. 1,129 more words