Thoughts on M

Sunday, October 24, 2010 11:20 AM By Simon

-Fritz Lang's first talkie, Peter Lorre's first big non-comedic role, and the first film about a serial killer. What I'm saying is, it gets a lot of shit done.

-Fritz Lang has the worst luck, though. I mean, the Nazis loved his movies, and he hated their guts. Poor bastard.

-Anyway. This might be the first classic foreign film I've ever watched entirely without getting up to harass someone. It's that enthralling.


Alex said...

I love this movie. It's like, shockingly good.

October 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM
Movie Reviews said...

One of the best, if not the first cases where sound in film supported the suspense and thrills.

October 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM
Derek Armstrong said...

No mention of whistling?

October 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM
Simon said...

Alex: Nothing shocking about the goodness, my dear.

Movie Reviews: For other examples?

Vancetastic: You just mentioned the whistling. Mission accomplished.

October 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM
Ryan T. said...

Enthralling indeed. I was pleasantly surprised.

October 25, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Paolo said...

I found the movie kinda dated, although I did appreciate that the police procedural section of the film was truthful.

November 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM