Fritz LangThe Nature of the Beast

Fritz LangThe Nature of the Beast

Patrick McGilligan

Print publication date: 2015

ISBN: 9780816676552

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Abstract

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? This book includes the results of many years of research in government and film archives, and investigations of the intriguing life story of Fritz Lang. This biography reconstructs the compelling, flawed human being behind the monster with the monocle.