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3 things about Fritz Lang’s SCARLET STREET

Scarlet Street [1945] 1. He carefully, adroitly slices the liver. 2. “I’ve been out to dinner with him three times this week and now he’s talking about breakfast.” 3. A chair for a nightstand. 3 other things. Possibly my favorite … Continue reading

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s HUMAN DESIRE

Human Desire [1954] 1. She undoes the straps of her dress and shows him the bruises. 2. He says he only wants coffee, yet in the kitchen he sits down and eats a full breakfast. 3. “You never knew me. … Continue reading

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s M

M [1931] 1. Empty stairwell. 2. Editing: police and criminals in conference together. 3. Everyone suddenly goes silent and raises their hands.

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s MINISTRY OF FEAR

Ministry of Fear [1943] 1. Cake crumbs on the seat, on the leg of his pants, on the floor of the train. 2. Seance: a circle. Astrological symbols on the floor like the numbers on a clockface. Dan Duryea’s fallen … Continue reading

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS

While the City Sleeps [1956] 1. He uses peanuts to represent each of the three candidates. Then he eats them. 2. “Faithful as the day is long.” “If it’s the shortest day of the year. But where would women like … Continue reading

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s THE BLUE GARDENIA

The Blue Gardenia [1953] 1. They drink Polynesian Pearldivers with perfectly formed ice cones. He recites the drink’s menu description from memory: “These aren’t really drinks. They’re trade winds across cool lagoons. They’re the Southern Cross above coral reefs. They’re … Continue reading

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s SCARLET STREET

Scarlet Street [1945] 1. His nickname for Kitty is Lazylegs; for her roommate, Funnyface. 2. “If I had any sense I’d leave you.” He slaps her twice and says, “But you haven’t got any sense.” 3. He shuffles along, wearing … Continue reading

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