Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Poisoned Chalice

This is a clipping from a book that had already been trashed, heading for the recycle bin. Fritz Lang is always an interesting subject, but this anecdote especially caught my fancy. 

A few hours to consider, uh huh.

Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse


Daniel [] said...

I once listened to an interview of Lang in which he expressed some bewildered dismay that the Nazis had been interested in recruiting him for such a position. He shouldn't have been bewildered; he should instead have found the lesson. Whatever one may say for Metropolis as film-making, its moral encapsulates some of the core doctrines of Fascism. Not the whole of it, perhaps, but some of the essentials.

Jonas said...

Awesome! "Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse" is one of my all-time-favorite german movies and my second-favorite Fritz Lang movie... there's just so much in it that defines action/spy-thrillers up to today.