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Directed by Fritz Lang

Observations on Film Art: Sound in Fritz Lang’s M

Fritz Lang seemed to have a firm grasp on the importance of sound in film. Although he shot two-thirds of his iconic mystery/drama, M, silently, he later added a soundscape in post-production. In this video essay, the Criterion channel explores Lang’s minimal yet effective sound design in M.

 

 


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