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M PDF Þ Paperback

M [PDF / Epub] ★ M Author Anton Kaes – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This text reconnects M to its significance as an event in 1931 Germany recapturing the film's extraordinary social and symbolic energy Interweaving close reading with cultural history Anton Kaes recon This text reconnects M to its significance as an event in GerMany recapturing the filM's extraordinary social and syMbolic energy Interweaving close reading with cultural history Anton Kaes reconstitutes M as a Modernist artwork He also analyzes Joseph Losey's filM noir reMake.


8 thoughts on “M

  1. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    Bits of Mabuse and Doblin percolate in the Weimar of our imagination Red Rosa is tossed into the Landwehr while Sally Bowles sings for lost love placating her daddy issues until the burning of the ReichstagI read half before viewing the film and then the second half after pausing midway through Lang's masterpiece This is a meticulous analysis of 1931 Berlin and the Brechtian daimon of Peter Lorre There is considerable context on the recent phenomenon of serial killing in this mass society the role of popular press and radio on reinforcing a nascent surveillance state one both officialefficient and the murky one of the neighbor ua lynch mob Well worth anyone's time


  2. Jon Jon says:

    Anton Kaes's little book on M is a really fantastic book A lot has been written about M and I haven't read much of it so I don't know how this book compares to others But it's a really accessible and easy approach to the film that picks the scenes apart really well Kaes is looking at the film as a reflection of the time addressing Fascism and the idea of total mobilization among other things Super interesting analysis of one of Fritz Lang's finest films


  3. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    Fritz Lang's 'M' is in my opinion one of the greatest films ever made The craft and artistry that is on display at such an early stage of film 1931 is bewildering and as fresh now as 88 years ago; but to think is wasn't that well received at first isn't that always the way Orson?I'm loving these BFI books but this one is of a higher standard the research and academic understanding and appreciation of this film where and when it came from is of the highest order whilst maintaining it's accessibility for the reader It uncovers and presents a 'lost' scene and also looks at the lesser known American remake of 1951 from which when referring to the original we get the superb uoteIt is a picture which I do not believe could under any circumstances have been made in HollywoodNevertheless Hollywood will make better pictures seeing this one


  4. S. Wilson S. Wilson says:

    Anton Kaes provides an extremely valuable in depth examination of Fritz Lang's M exploring this classic German film not only based on cinematic craft but the historical social and political contexts that informed and are reflected by Lang's masterful directorial craft Kaes devotes large sections of the book to the historical climate in Germany at the time that are alluded to in the film andor inspired it including the repercussions of World War I and the real life serial killer that captured the attention and imagination of the German people at the time and explores how M is not just a crime thriller or police procedural but an exhaustive portrayal of how society reacts both positively and negatively to the almost mythological nature that such crimes invoke in the popular culture A must read for any serious film enthusiast


  5. Jessica Fitzner Jessica Fitzner says:

    Easy and illuminating


  6. Patrick McCoy Patrick McCoy says:

    I was aware of the reputation of Fritz Lang's M when I saw Jean Luc Goddard's Contempt in which Lang had a role This inspired me to finally see the film and I found it to be a powerful classic film Anton Kaes a Chancellor's Professor of German and Film Studies at the University of California Berkeley looks at the film in the context of its cultural history and analyzes the books social and symbolic energy The book is divided into six sections The first is Berlin 1931 gives the cultural and societal context of the film made in the Wiemar Republic a short time before the Nazis take over the government and a time of social upheaval and economic depression Chapter Two Serial Murder Serial Culture discusses the importance andor popularity of serial murders in society In Chapter Three Total Mobilization the author discuses the different society organizations that are searching out for the child murderer police criminals beggars etc In Chapter Four Before the Law the finals acts and conclusion of the film are discussed in context of things that were going on at the time The last chapter Los Angles 1951 discuses the 1951 Joseph Losey film noir based on this film There is also an appendix that publishes for the first time M's missing scene It is another well written and researched BFI film analysis of a classic


  7. Andrew Bishop Andrew Bishop says:

    A superb analysis of Lang's film and its Weimar era German context You have to be familiar with the film or Lang's work to really appreciate the close read that Kaes employs to discuss the film's strengths but it also works to show the depth of Lang's social commentary The historical context for the film that's the book's other concern is eually valuable I'm keen on the Mabuse films but Kaes does such a good job here it reveals the strengths in Lang's cinema generally But read this book if you want to know about one of Germany's best films and a historically important one at that


  8. Emefa Emefa says:

    A brilliant book for a brilliant movie M is amazing


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8 thoughts on “M

  1. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    Bits of Mabuse and Doblin percolate in the Weimar of our imagination Red Rosa is tossed into the Landwehr while Sally Bowles sings for lost love placating her daddy issues until the burning of the ReichstagI read half before viewing the film and then the second half after pausing midway through Lang's masterpiece This is a meticulous analysis of 1931 Berlin and the Brechtian daimon of Peter Lorre There is considerable context on the recent phenomenon of serial killing in this mass society the role of popular press and radio on reinforcing a nascent surveillance state one both officialefficient and the murky one of the neighbor ua lynch mob Well worth anyone's time

  2. Jon Jon says:

    Anton Kaes's little book on M is a really fantastic book A lot has been written about M and I haven't read much of it so I don't know how this book compares to others But it's a really accessible and easy approach to the film that picks the scenes apart really well Kaes is looking at the film as a reflection of the time addressing Fascism and the idea of total mobilization among other things Super interesting analysis of one of Fritz Lang's finest films

  3. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    Fritz Lang's 'M' is in my opinion one of the greatest films ever made The craft and artistry that is on display at such an early stage of film 1931 is bewildering and as fresh now as 88 years ago; but to think is wasn't that well received at first isn't that always the way Orson?I'm loving these BFI books but this one is of a higher standard the research and academic understanding and appreciation of this film where and when it came from is of the highest order whilst maintaining it's accessibility for the reader It uncovers and presents a 'lost' scene and also looks at the lesser known American remake of 1951 from which when referring to the original we get the superb uoteIt is a picture which I do not believe could under any circumstances have been made in HollywoodNevertheless Hollywood will make better pictures seeing this one

  4. S. Wilson S. Wilson says:

    Anton Kaes provides an extremely valuable in depth examination of Fritz Lang's M exploring this classic German film not only based on cinematic craft but the historical social and political contexts that informed and are reflected by Lang's masterful directorial craft Kaes devotes large sections of the book to the historical climate in Germany at the time that are alluded to in the film andor inspired it including the repercussions of World War I and the real life serial killer that captured the attention and imagination of the German people at the time and explores how M is not just a crime thriller or police procedural but an exhaustive portrayal of how society reacts both positively and negatively to the almost mythological nature that such crimes invoke in the popular culture A must read for any serious film enthusiast

  5. Jessica Fitzner Jessica Fitzner says:

    Easy and illuminating

  6. Patrick McCoy Patrick McCoy says:

    I was aware of the reputation of Fritz Lang's M when I saw Jean Luc Goddard's Contempt in which Lang had a role This inspired me to finally see the film and I found it to be a powerful classic film Anton Kaes a Chancellor's Professor of German and Film Studies at the University of California Berkeley looks at the film in the context of its cultural history and analyzes the books social and symbolic energy The book is divided into six sections The first is Berlin 1931 gives the cultural and societal context of the film made in the Wiemar Republic a short time before the Nazis take over the government and a time of social upheaval and economic depression Chapter Two Serial Murder Serial Culture discusses the importance andor popularity of serial murders in society In Chapter Three Total Mobilization the author discuses the different society organizations that are searching out for the child murderer police criminals beggars etc In Chapter Four Before the Law the finals acts and conclusion of the film are discussed in context of things that were going on at the time The last chapter Los Angles 1951 discuses the 1951 Joseph Losey film noir based on this film There is also an appendix that publishes for the first time M's missing scene It is another well written and researched BFI film analysis of a classic

  7. Andrew Bishop Andrew Bishop says:

    A superb analysis of Lang's film and its Weimar era German context You have to be familiar with the film or Lang's work to really appreciate the close read that Kaes employs to discuss the film's strengths but it also works to show the depth of Lang's social commentary The historical context for the film that's the book's other concern is eually valuable I'm keen on the Mabuse films but Kaes does such a good job here it reveals the strengths in Lang's cinema generally But read this book if you want to know about one of Germany's best films and a historically important one at that

  8. Emefa Emefa says:

    A brilliant book for a brilliant movie M is amazing

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