Archive for Fritz Lang

Film Directors with their shirts and pants off

Posted in FILM, Politics, Television with tags , , , on May 11, 2020 by dcairns

 

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A lissome John L. (for leggy) Brahm soaks up the sun.

Filmemigration aus Nazidetschland is a colossal 1979 TV series by Gunther Peter Straschek, who conducted scores of interviews with German cinema emigres and edited them together into five hours of ten-minute chats. I’m excited to get stuck in — he had, in his first episode, Lotte Eisner, Brahm, Fritz Lang (telling his Goebbels story again, this time while walking dramatically about his living room — best version I’ve heard!) and Anatole Litvak. I’ve never seen a frame of any of them except Lang, so it’s going to be exciting…

Atom Spies

Posted in FILM, Radio with tags , , , , on February 5, 2020 by dcairns

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Another Blu-ray extra! Timo Langer and I assembled Spycraft, a video essay to accompany Fritz Lang’s CLOAK AND DAGGER.

The disc also includes an excellent commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, booklet essay by Sam Deighan, and both the radio adaptation starring nuclear mastermind Ronald Reagan and Lilli Palmer and the radio series spun off from the source book, which adds another ELEVEN HOURS of entertainment to the package.

I am The Fritz Lang Guy! I’ve now made essays to accompany this one, plus DER MUDE TOD, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW and, for Arrow Video, THE SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR.

The Woman in the Window in the window

Posted in FILM with tags , , on June 6, 2019 by dcairns

New from Masters of Cinema: THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, with video essay put together by Timo Langer and myself. Plus a booklet of essays and a commentary track by Imogen Sara Smith.