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Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast

Patrick McGilligan


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.

Keywords: Fritz Lang, Metropolis, M, Fury, The Big Heat, filmmaker, monocle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816676552
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick McGilligan, author