Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast (Paperback)
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Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 18/09/2013
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The name of Fritz Lang-the visionary director of Metropolis, M, Fury, The Big Heat, and thirty other unforgettable films-is hallowed the world over. But what lurks behind his greatest legends and his genius as a filmmaker? Patrick McGilligan, placed among \u201cthe front rank of film biographers\u201d by the Washington Post, spent four years in Europe and America interviewing Lang\u2019s dying contemporaries, researching government and film archives, and investigating the intriguing life story of Fritz Lang. This critically acclaimed biography-lauded as one of the year\u2019s best nonfiction books by Publishers Weekly-reconstructs the compelling, flawed human being behind the monster with the monocle.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816676552
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 812 g
Dimensions: 235 x 235 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"As definitive a Lang as we are likely to get: entertaining, appalling, persuasive." -Steven Bach, L.A. Weekly Literary Supplement

"A beast Lang certainly was. . . . McGilligan, with ferocious research and a touch of wonder-throughout, he seems to be shaking his head in fascination-spreads [his] elements before us: the quasi-diabolist artist, the sadistic perfectionist with his actors, the fervent devotee of truth, the twister of facts, the elegant immoralist, the indefatigable amorist, the disturbing seer into the giant maladies of his epoch. McGilligan's passion and thoroughness make his Lang biography a permanent resource." -Stanley Kauffmann, New York Times Book Review

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