Fritz Lang (Lang Fritz)( German and American film director.)
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Biography Fritz Lang (Lang Fritz)
Born December 5, 1890 in Vienna. He studied at the architect, but left that profession and began to study art in Munich and Paris. During the First World War he served in the Austrian army, was wounded and in hospital, wrote his first screenplay. Shortly thereafter, went to Berlin, where with the support of E. Pommer, the future head germanskogo kinokontserna UFA, was able in 1919 to put his first film mongrel (Halb-Blut). With Pommer, Lang has created a lot of scripts and films, but worldwide fame came to him only after the paintings Destiny (Der mude Tod; in Russian. Hire - Four Life, 1921). For this film was followed by such well-known as Dr. Mabuse, the player (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler; in Russian. rental - gilded rot, 1922) in two series, des Nibelungen (Die Nibelungen, 1923-1924), Metropolis (Metropolis, 1926), Spies (Spione, 1927-1928), Woman on the Moon (Die Frau im Mond, 1928), M (Killer) and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, 1932-1933).
In 1933, Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Education and Culture in the Nazi government, invited Lange to lead the German film. Throwing its fate all his property, Lang left immediately for Paris. In 1934, putting the film in Paris Liliom (Liliom) by F. Molnar, Lang went to Hollywood. Here, under contract with 'Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer' in 1936 made a film Rage (Fury). Among the other films of this period, . established in various American studios, . - You live only once (You Only Live Once, . 1937), . Hunt for man (Man Hunt, . 1941), . Woman in the window (The Woman in the Window, . 1944), . Street sin (Scarlet Street, . 1945), . Heatwave (The Big Heat, . 1951),
In 1959, Lang went to Germany, where he staged a few pictures in t.ch. Film Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (Die tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse, 1960). In late 1960 he returned to the U.S.. Lang died in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, 1976.
Seeing in Lange only director for a number of famous silent movies 'golden age' of German cinema - the deliberate simplification of. From the viewpoint of humanism and social significance, . certainly, . blshuyu value are those of his paintings, . as M - the history of infanticide from Dusseldorf with P. Lorre in the title role, . and Fury, . hero of which was an angry crowd in a small American town.,