As Halloween approaches, Alex and Jonathan return to the shadowy films of German Expressionism with Fritz Lang’s Destiny (1921), M (1931), and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). We talk about the influence of German fairy tales on German Expressionism, the introduction of sound in Lang’s films, and how Lang crafts social commentary over time.
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Skip to: Destiny (5:23), M (21:45), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (43:14), Overall (1:03:51), Coming Attractions (1:16:46)
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Next week we invite Emily Geringer to the podcast to talk about some Japanese and Korean horror films: