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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

224 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

109 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller based on the true case of Peter Kurten, a compulsive child murderer in Dusseldorf and Germany's worst mass killer of the times. In the movie Berlin is in the grip of terror as an unknown child molestor and murderer attacks little girls. While the police produce no clues, despite frantic searching, neighbours turn against each other. The underworld becomes so incensed at the police activity that the leaders decide to find the pervert themselves
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

89 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This city of the future encompasses two worlds: that of the hedonistic ruling class and that of a segregated subculture, toilers in a mechanized underworld who labor to provide the rich with their pleasures. When a charismatic leader arises, she seeks a savior to unite the disparate social orders. ""Between the brain that plans and the hands that build, "" she declares, ""there must be a mediator--the heart.""Thea von Harbou, creator of the screenplay for Fritz Lang's iconic 1927 film, wrote this novel to expand upon the movie's ideas and concepts. Vivid in description, rich in characterization
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

43 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locked away in an asylum for a decade and teetering between life and death, the criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has scribbled his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime. When the document's nefarious writings start leading to terrifying parallels in reality, it's up to Berlin's star detective, Inspector Lohmann, to connect the most fragmented, maddening clues in a case unlike any other
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text reconnects M to its significance as an event in 1931 Germany, recapturing the film's social and symbolic energy. Interweaving close reading with cultural history, Anton Kaes reconstitutes M as a modernist artwork
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

25 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lang's first film featuring the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse is also an allegory about Weimar Germany. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and his ability to bend weaker minds to his will. In part one Mabuse builds his empire, and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2 Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess. Mabuse is finally captured in his own hideaway, consumed by madness
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first "modern" spy film a power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty. Can undercover agent No. 326 keep from being distracted by the beautiful Sonia, and stop the banker's plot?
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

21 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister Dr. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and bending weaker minds to his will. In part 1, Mabuse builds his empire and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2, Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess
Destiny Der müde Tod( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegorical fantasy where death evokes three tragic destinies which are set in a Moslem city, in Renaissance Venice and in ancient China
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

18 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great, aging artist succumbs to despair when the young model and pupil he adores leaves him for a woman. Although the story is discreetly played at a father/adopted son level on the surface, the homosexual subtext is quite clear in this early Dreyer film made in Germany
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

23 editions published between 1928 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finances of the grand duke Die Finanzen des Groherzogs by F. W Murnau( Visual )

5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 'benevolent dictator' must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses science fiction and spectacular special effects to tell a story of biting social satire. In a futuristic time and place, an above ground city of lightness, culture and respectability is kept going only by the enslaved proletariat laboring beneath in the underground city: a nightmarish, cruel, amd dark place
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis
Der Tiger von Eschnapur The tiger of Eschnapur( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger von Eschnapur: Western architect Harald Berger (Paul Hubschmid), called to India by Chandra, the Maharajah of Eschnapur, falls in love with the beautiful temple dancer Seetha (Debra Paget), although she is promised to the Maharajah. Their betrayal ignites the wrath of a vengeful Chandra, who is fighting his own battle for power with his scheming brother, and the lovers are forced to flee into the desert
Das Nibelungenbuch by Thea von Harbou( Book )

17 editions published between 1923 and 2002 in German and Serbian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M, eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder by Fritz Lang( Visual )

28 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Grostadt wird monatelang von einem pathologischen Kindesmörder terrorisiert. Die ganze Stadt spricht von den bestialischen Untaten des Triebverbrechers. Immer gröer wird die Nervosität der Polizei, und die Bevölkerung sieht in jedem Verdächtigen den Kindesmörder. Doch die Methoden des Verbrechers verletzen jede Ganovenehre, und so nimmt auch die Unterwelt den Kampf gegen die Bestie in Menschengestalt auf. Ein mörderischer Wettlauf beginnt
Der Krieg und die Frauen : Novellen by Thea von Harbou( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 1919 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Harbou, Tea, 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea.

Harbou, Thea 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea Gabriele.

Harbou, Thea Gabriele von 1888-1954

Harbou, Thea von

Harbū, T. (Tea), 1888-1954

Harbū, Tea, 1888-1954

Harbu, Tea fon 1888-1954

Harbu, Tea /fon Rogge.

Klein-Rogge, Thea.

Klein-Rogge, Thea 1888-1954

Klein-Rogge, Thea Gabriele.

Klein-Rogge, Thea Gabriele 1888-1954

Lang, Thea.

Lang, Thea 1888-1954

Lang, Thea Gabriele.

Lang, Thea Gabriele 1888-1954

Rogge, Thea Klein-.

Rogge, Thea Klein- 1888-1954

Tendulkar, Thea.

Tendulkar, Thea 1888-1954

Tendulkar, Thea Gabriele.

Tendulkar, Thea Gabriele 1888-1954

Thea von Harbou actrice allemande

Thea von Harbou attrice e sceneggiatrice tedesca

Thea von Harbou Duits filmregisseur

Thea von Harbou German actor

Thea von Harbou guionista cinematogrfica, actriz y escritora alemana

Thea von Harbou saksalainen nyttelij

Von Harbou, Thea

Von Harbou Tha 1888-1954

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Теа фон Гарбоу

Теа фон Харбоу

תיאה פון הארבו

تئا فن هاربو فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آلمانی

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MetropolisDas Testament des Dr. Mabuse