Fritz Lang

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Streaming: the best films about artificial intelligence and robots
A century of sci-fi films that chart our changing attitudes to AI – from Fritz Lang to Finch

Guy Lodge

06, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Fiona Shaw’s cultural highlights
The award-winning actor on the genius of Fritz Lang, the human cost of Homer’s Iliad and where to find the best live music in Ireland

Kathryn Bromwich

08, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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I've never seen … Metropolis
As part of a new series, one of our writers finally catches up with the cinematic classic they’ve somehow missed. Today, Stuart Jeffries watches Fritz Lang’s pioneering sci-fi epic

Stuart Jeffries

27, Mar, 2020 @1:10 PM

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Hedonism, sex and fear – why the Weimar republic is in vogue
From Fritz Lang to Brecht, 1920s German culture is being celebrated in print and on stage – perhaps because it has clear echoes today

Sarah Hughes

25, May, 2019 @11:59 AM

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From Nosferatu to The General – why the 1920s is my favourite film decade
Chaplin and Keaton made millions laugh, but silent cinema’s greatest classics were the fruit of wild European fancy … and then Hollywood invented the talkies

Pamela Hutchinson

04, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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From The Wizard of Oz to Top Hat – why the 1930s is my favourite film decade
Depression-era audiences escaped into a whirl of glamour, fantasy and monsters in a decade that ushered in Hollywood’s golden age

Alex von Tunzelmann

02, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The Big Heat review – Fritz Lang's 1953 thriller retains its shocking power
Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin star in drum-tight and violent revenge flick, a classic from Lang’s American period

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Destiny review – Fritz Lang's amazing dream of longing and fear
Lang’s mysterious silent melodrama from 1921 is a parable about love and death that captivates with its ambition, enigma and sophistication

Peter Bradshaw

08, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Symphonies of steel and stone: silent cinema and the city
Capturing early 20th century New York – and all the glamour, danger and alienation it contained – Paul Strand set the foundations for a skyscraping subgenre: the city symphony

Pamela Hutchinson

21, Mar, 2016 @4:24 PM

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Metropolis review – Philip French on Fritz Lang’s visionary epic
After nearly 90 years, this dazzling dystopia is finally available in a version faithful to its creator’s intentions

Philip French

15, Mar, 2015 @7:59 AM

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The shape of things to come: share your art about the future
When you imagine the future, do you see flying cars or rising floods? Share your utopian or dystopian visions now

Marta Bausells

02, Mar, 2015 @2:10 PM

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Spione review – Philip French on Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking spy thriller
The German director’s follow-up to the box office failure of Metropolis remains technically astonishing, writes Philip French

Philip French

07, Dec, 2014 @12:05 AM

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