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The Resource Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast, Patrick McGilligan

Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast, Patrick McGilligan

Label
Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast
Title
Fritz Lang
Title remainder
the nature of the beast
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McGilligan
Title variation
Nature of the beast
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The name of Fritz Lang - the visionary director of Metropolis, M, Fury, The Big Heat, and thirty other unforgettable motion pictures - is hallowed the world over. But what lurks behind his greatest legends, and his genius as a filmmaker? Was he a closet Nazi in Germany, and later, a virtual Communist in America? Did he really refuse an offer from Hitler to become the Third Reich's "Fuhrer of film" before he fled to the United States in the early 1930s, or was this oft-repeated anecdote the embroidered invention of an ingenious storyteller? Was Lang a sensitive and compassionate artist, as well as a lover of famous women (among them his Berlin compatriot Marlene Dietrich)? Or was he a sado-masochistic beast whose torturous on-set behavior was mirrored, off the job, in a sordid love life crowded with prostitutes and mistresses?
  • Did Fritz Lang, preoccupied with murder in his work, in fact kill his own first wife - who died mysteriously in his presence after catching him in the arms of the Nazi-leaning screenwriter who became his second wife? Patrick McGilligan spent four years in Europe and America, interviewing Lang's dying contemporaries, researching government and film archives, and investigating the life story of Fritz Lang. His definitive biography - the only such book on Lang, who encouraged publicity but discouraged the truth - reconstructs the fascinating, flawed human being behind the monster with the monocle
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGilligan, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 791.43/0233/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1998.3.L36
LC item number
M38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
NLM call number
B L269m
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lang, Fritz
  • Lang, Fritz
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Producers and directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • United States
Label
Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast, Patrick McGilligan
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=007753014&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Filmography: pages 483-503
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
548 pages
Isbn
9780571191758
Lccn
96030622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35145803
  • (OCoLC)ocm35145803
Label
Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast, Patrick McGilligan
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=007753014&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Filmography: pages 483-503
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
548 pages
Isbn
9780571191758
Lccn
96030622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35145803
  • (OCoLC)ocm35145803
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