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Fritz Lang

Born on December 5, 1890 in Vienna, Austria
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While the exact origins of film noir are impossible to pinpoint, no director worked within the genre more consistently or more brilliantly than Fritz Lang. Read Full Biography
  • The Silent Treatment: Metropolis

    by Brian Salisbury

    The Silent Treatment is a column that spotlights different silent films throughout history. It will run on the last Monday of every month. I'm not ashamed (well maybe I'm a little ashamed) to admit that despite my status as an...

  • Scenes We Love: Metropolis

    by Alison Nastasi

    We may find snippets of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' locked in a vault on the moon in a couple of years, but for now Kino is gracing us with 'The Complete Metropolis' on DVD today and Blu-ray November 23. The North American...

  • Director's Cut of 'Metropolis' to Screen in England and Ireland!

    by Alison Nastasi

    One of the most amazing film finds of all-time happened back in 2008 -- when several reels of film were discovered in a museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The reels contained excised footage from Fritz Lang's Metropolis,...

  • Digitally MIA: Fritz Lang Film Noir

    by Jeffrey M. Anderson

    Digitally MIA is a new Cinematical feature celebrating, remembering and drawing attention to all those orphan movies that are currently not available on DVD or Blu-Ray in the United States. Some of these movies may have once...

  • Directors We Love: Fritz Lang

    by Jeffrey M. Anderson

    Fritz Lang's newly restored Metropolis (1927) is currently making the rounds and causing no end of enthusiasm among film buffs; it's scheduled to stop in San Francisco over the summer, and I hope to see it then. Metropolis is a...

  • TCM Classic Film Fest To Return In 2011

    by Jen Yamato

    L.A.'s famed Grauman's Chinese theater played host over the weekend to the first ever TCM Classic Film Festival, which turned out to be quite the old Hollywood affair: the fest spanned four days of over 50 screenings of...

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