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Fritz LangThe Nature of the Beast$
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Patrick McGilligan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676552

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.001.0001

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1928–1929

1928–1929

Chapter:
(p.134) Chapter 7 1928–1929
Source:
Fritz Lang
Author(s):

Patrick McGilligan

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.003.0008

This chapter describes the making of Lang and Thea von Harbou’s next film project after Metropolis, a spy thriller called Spione (Spies). Production began in December of 1927 and lasted for fifteen weeks, until March of 1928. Critics were divided over Spione when it was released in March 1928. The socialist Film und Volk labeled Lang’s newest film “a load of garbage ... despite the flashy and extravagant effects, deathly dull,” while others found the film, after the pinnacle of Metropolis, enormously entertaining yet somehow anticlimatic. Lang also completed Die Frau im Mond (The Woman in the Moon) about rocket travel. The disappointing box-office returns for Die Frau im Mond contributed to the final breakdown of Lang’s relations with film company Ufa.

Keywords:   Fritz Lang, biography, directors, Spione, Die Frau im Mond, spy thrillers, rocket travel

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