1960s, 3/4, Fritz Lang, Review, Thriller

The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

#16 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. In terms of how directors go out with their final movie, this reminds me of Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock's final film. There isn't any comparison between the two in terms of tone or genre, but both The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse and Family Plot are solidly… Continue reading The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

1940s, 2/4, Fritz Lang, Review, Thriller

Secret Beyond the Door

#35 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. Man Hunt was a pretty obvious effort to mimic Alfred Hitchcock's adventure thrillers to some modest effect. Secret Beyond the Door is an obvious attempt to imitate Alfred Hitchcock's gothic romance Rebecca to much less effect. Uneven with sparks of genuine interest, it effectively descends into complete… Continue reading Secret Beyond the Door