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Although parallels between Caligari, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler and the true psyche of 1920’s Germany is debated, the relation between Fritz Lang’s sequel and German politics is undeniable. Continue reading
The Apotheosis of Adolf was a project started by the Nazis and continued in the popular imagination by casting him as a malevolent deity. Hitler’s plans for Germany didn’t work out, but his egotistical desire to become a Wagnerian god has.
The real Nazi party was a disorganized mess, and Hitler only achieved the military success he did through luck rather than some sort of genius. Yet popular historiography simply perpetuates the self-glorifying mythos he created. Continue reading
Metropolis is director Fritz Lang’s most famous work. The 1927 German silent classic is renowned for its epic German Expressionist style and its sweeping influence on the science-fiction genre. Here, it is the first entry in 45.1 Dystopias, and I’ll … Continue reading