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Harbou, Thea von 1888-1954

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

208 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 3,898 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 )

107 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

34 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the tales of Siegfried, Kriemheld, Brunhilde, Gunther, and Attila the Hun
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( Visual )

42 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing where the "zweiteilige Uco-Film" ends, Dr. Mabuse has been committed to an asylum. While writing his "Testament" as a master criminal he comes to control his psychiatrist, Dr. Baum, who inherits his legacy of crime
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

86 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 572 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
M : a film by Thea von Harbou( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 480 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 )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mabuse, the mastermind of crime, uses hypnosis to subvert his opponents and control his victims. His thirst for power and wealth reflect the decadence of post World War I German society. Filmmaker Lang's high-contrast expressionist graphics, overly-bright streetlights and bit-characters with significant mannerisms provide social commentary that raise this film above the limitations of the genre
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 334 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 )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 238 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 )

17 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 197 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 finances of the grand duke Die Finanzen des Großherzogs by F. W Murnau( Visual )

5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 177 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
The rocket to the moon by Thea von Harbou( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was produced in 1981 when Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic
The complete Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 146 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 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Krieg und die Frauen : Novellen by Thea von Harbou( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 1919 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Großstadt wird monatelang von einem pathologischen Kindesmörder terrorisiert. Die ganze Stadt spricht von den bestialischen Untaten des Triebverbrechers. Immer größer 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
 
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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 cinematográfica, actriz y escritora alemana

Thea von Harbou saksalainen näyttelijä

Von Harbou, Thea

Von Harbou Théa 1888-1954

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Теа фон Гарбоу

Теа фон Харбоу

תיאה פון הארבו

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

テア・フォン・ハルボウ

ハルボウ, テア・フォン

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