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  • Fritz Lang

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    Fritz Lang discovered a talent with manipulating sound at a young age. During a screening of Edwin S. Porters The Great Train Robbery (1903) he and a group of friends decided to stomp their feet at every point a gun was shot to give the effect of sound in the film. This was his first job in film according to the man himself. (Lang, 1974) Lang would use this knack for sound later in his film career on M (1931) the story of a child killer being hunted down by both the police and the city’s criminals

  • Metropolis And Metropolis

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    it intimately” (Fritz Lang). This is an extremely powerful quote, showing the dedication and love for cinematography, by influential filmmaker, screenwriter, and on rare occasions an actor; Fritz Lang. Metropolis (1927) and Fury (1936) are two films both directed by Fritz Lang, with some similarities and many differences, with focus on the difference of locations (where the films were influenced, produced, distributed and exhibited). It is hypothesized that these differences in Fritz Lang’s filmmaking

  • Multifaceted Psyches of Metropolis

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    fiction and a harsh criticizers of Lang’s Metropolis, responded to the film by creating its own version of it (Testa 182). Whether today or eighty-years ago, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis resonates with the public due to similarities this society has with our own. Fritz Lang does not argue that technology will generate a regressive society, Lang argues that not only an unstable human mind, but also an unstable society, that is not in touch with all the parts of the psyches, the ego, the superego and the

  • S Expressive Use Of Cinemascope And Mise-En-Scène In Moonfleet

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    2014 Final Paper: 10 pages In this paper, I want to argue that Fritz Lang's effective use of Cinemascope and Mise-en-scène in Moonfleet, ultimately allowed him to better express his signature stylistic elements, despite the many restrictions he had to work with throughout the production process. These restrictions included but were not limited to: a new stylistic filming process; Cinemascope, and the frayed relationship Fritz Lang was speculated to share with MGM, the production company he worked

  • Mise En Physe In Fritz Lang's M

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    In Fritz Lang’s M, mise en scène is employed to evoke the theme of Machiavellian theory, the characterization of wavering faith in crisis and the tone of impatient anger and fear. As the following analysis of the scene where the mobsters strategize on how to track down M demonstrates, the great light fixture in the center of the room, in conjunction with the mobsters themselves and their meeting room, is used to accentuate the notion of vigilante justice and expediency that circumventing the law

  • An Analysis Of Fritz Lang's Metropolis

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    Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, of 1927, is a German Expressionism, avant-garde, dystopic, silent film with prognostic visions of the future. Lang thematically communicates concerns which are prophetic of the present-day contemporary society. Through conveyal of themes such as urbanisation, technology and dehumanising impacts on society, the context of a 1927 Metropolis still resonates with contemporary audiences. To intensify these parallelisms, Lang uses dramatic filmic techniques, symbolism, imagery

  • Representation of the Future in Various Films

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    are popular because they have a lot of technology and gadgets in that appeal to young people, but also science fiction can appeal to people in their 20’s and 30’s because they are more concerned and aware of fears in society. In metropolis Fritz Lang portrays how he thinks the future would be, which is that the city is divided into two, upper city for the rich and lower city for the poor. Upper city is set above ground and lower city is set underground. In upper city the buildings are

  • Multifaceted Psyches of Metropolis

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    Home to a futuristic society, Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang, presents a city in which society has been physically divided to achieve perfection. According to Norden “With its motifs and its portrayal of workers as machinelike automatons (they even move about mechanically), 'Metropolis' unmistakably bears the mark of Futurism” (Norden 109). This society is divided into two classes: the thinkers who are the wealthy rulers of the city, and the workers, who work literally underground to provide for

  • Comparing Fritz Lang And Metropolis

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    A comparative study of texts and the composer’s contexts demonstrates similar intertextual perspectives of universal issues regardless of the time written. Both Fritz Lang and George Orwell lived in times of wars that were a result of extreme political regimes. Lang specifically created his silent film Metropolis in 1927 in response to German expressionism values including art, architecture and emotion, in post-World War One Germany. Orwell wrote his dystopic 1948 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

  • Effective Use of Sound Techniques in Fritz Lang’s Film, M

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    Effective Use of Sound Techniques in Fritz Lang’s Film, M M was directed by Fritz Lang and was released in Germany in 1931. M follows the story of a strand of child murders in a German city. In a hunt for the murderer the police as well as the organized criminal underground of this German city search rapidly for the killer of these innocent children. The specific elements that Fritz Lang uses to express his view of what the sound should be are, how particular sound techniques shape the film, and

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