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    Watch: 1984 Restoration Of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' With Soundtrack Featuring Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant & Pat Benatar

    In an era where special effects are common place, it’s startling to go back and see how filmmakers from a different era built fantastical worlds without so much as a pixel. One of the most staggering examples of using practical effects to bring a new and strange world to life remains Fritz Lang’s la...

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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    A Scientific Look At ‘Metropolis’—From 1927

    A friend recently sent along a link, posted last year, to a 1927 article about the making of Fritz Lang’s "Metropolis" from a 1927 issue of "Science and Invention." As this was new to me, and fascinating, I felt honor bound to pass it on to you

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Two by Lang: 'The Woman in the Window' & 'While the City Sleeps'

    When Alfred Hitchcock made his first thrillers in the mid-1920s, he was often praised as “an English Fritz Lang,” Lang then being world famous for making nightmarish German crime pictures in the silent era, culminating with such 1930’s sound classics as M (about a child murderer) i...

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