|Patrick McGilligan's biography on Lang, "The Nature Of The Beast," draws a multi-dimensional portrait of this internationally acclaimed director who not only gave us "Metropolis," but also "M," which made a star out of Peter Lorre, and other classic dramas such as "Fury" starring Spencer Tracy, and "The Big Heat" with Glenn Ford|
Did Fritz Lang, preoccupied with murder in his work, in fact kill his own first wife?...
McGilligan spent four years in Europe and America, interviewing Lang's dying contemporaries, researching government and film archives, and investigating the life story of Fritz Lang. His definitive biography--the only such book on Lang, who encouraged publicity but discouraged the truth--reconstructs the fascinating, flawed human being behind the monster with the monocle.
|Lang directing Brigitte Helm on the set of "Metropolis."|
|Lang directing thousands of extras in "Metropolis."|
|Lang at his wide desk, similar to the mastermind's desk in "Metropolis."|
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