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Fritz Lang

FRITZ LANG

Fritz Lang, born on December 5, 1890, was a pioneering director and screenwriter renowned for his influential contributions to early and classic cinema.

 

Hailing from Austria, Lang began his career in the German film industry during the 1910s and swiftly made a name for himself through his innovative visual storytelling techniques.

In the 1920s, Lang's ground-breaking films such as Metropolis (1927) and the crime thriller M (1931) solidified his reputation as a visionary director. 

The rise of Nazism in Germany led Lang to flee to the United States in the early 1930s, where he continued his illustrious career in Hollywood. His American films, such as Fury (1936), Scarlet Street (1945) and The Big Heat (1953), showcased his mastery in creating atmospheric, suspenseful dramas and film noirs, earning him widespread acclaim.

A director ahead of his time, Lang's influence extended beyond his era, serving as an inspiration to generations of filmmakers. Fritz Lang passed away on August 2, 1976, leaving behind a rich and enduring legacy that continues to shape and influence the art of filmmaking.

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