Classic Films

Fritz Lang – Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975) – 00:50:00

Friedrich Christian Anton “Fritz” Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was a German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany’s school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the “Master of Darkness” by the British Film Institute. His most famous films include the groundbreaking “Metropolis” (the world’s most expensive silent film at the time of its release), and “M”, made before he moved to the United States, which is considered a precursor to the film noir genre. Fritz Lang played in Jean-Luc Godard’s film ‘’Contempt’’.