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For Your Eyes Only: Ops, Surveillance, and Saboteurs

For your eyes only: ops, surveillance, and saboteurs

     

Production still from Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler: Der grosse Spieler, Ein Bild der Zeit (Teil 1) (Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler: The Great Gambler, A Picture of our Time (Part 1)) 1921 PG
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT (LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT), 95 MINUTES, GERMANY, GERMAN INTERTITLES (LIVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG / SCRIPT: THEA VON HARBOU, FRITZ LANG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CARL HOFFMANN, ERICH NITZSCHMANN / PRODUCTION CO: OTTO HUNTE, ERICH KETTELHUT, CARL STAHL-URACH, KARL VOLLBRECHT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TRANSIT FILM GMBH

Fritz Lang’s first criminal mastermind, the master of disguises, who forever reinvents himself in order to control all levels of society. Like Caligari, Mabuse has a hypnotic gaze that paralyses and kills. In Part 1 he is the renowned psychiatrist who works gambling dens and boudoirs to bring victims of both sexes under his control.

Sun 23 Nov 1.00pm / Cinema A

 

Production still from Dr. Mabuse pt2

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler: Inferno, Ein Spiel von Menschen unserer Zeit (Teil 2) (Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler: Inferno, Men of our Time (Part 2)) 1922 PG
  35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT (LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT), 111 MINUTES, GERMANY, GERMAN INTERTITLES (LIVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG / SCRIPT: THEA VON HARBOU, FRITZ LANG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CARL HOFFMANN, ERICH NITZSCHMANN / PRODUCTION CO: UCO-FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TRANSIT FILM GMBH  

In Part 2, Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) continues his demonic course, until he finally becomes the spectator of his own nightmares, descending into madness.

Sun 23 Nov 3.00pm  and Sunday 7 Dec 2.00pm / Cinema A

Production still from Spies

Spione (Spies) 1928 All ages
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT (LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT), 175 MINUTES, GERMANY, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR / SCRIPT: FRITZ LANG / ORIGINAL STORY / SCRIPT: THEA VON HARBOU / CINEMATOGRAPHER: FRITZ ARNO WAGNER / PRODUCTION CO: FRITZ LANG-FILM, UNIVERSUM-FILM / PRINT SOURCE / RIGHTS: TRANSIT FILM GMBH

Frtiz Lang's thriller-kolossal. Rudolf Klein-Rogge stars as the master criminal Haghi who reveals that in Domietta Torlasco’s words, “evil, like filmmaking, is an art.” He uses all the instruments of modern technology (the train, the telephone, photography) to steal government secrets and become the Secret Hand that rules Weimar Berlin.

Sat 22 Nov 1.00pm / Cinema A

Production still from M – A Town Is Looking For A Murderer

M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M – A town is looking for a Murderer) 1931 M
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 98 MINUTES, GERMANY, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG / SCRIPT: THEA VON HARBOU, FRITZ LANG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: FRITZ ARNO WAGNER / EDITOR: PAUL FALKENBERG / PRODUCTION CO: NERO FILM / PRINT SOURCE: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE / RIGHTS: PRAESENS FILM

Peter Lorre plays the pathetic child murderer pursued by both the law and the underworld. Music is limited to the Peer Gynt theme, which torments the murderer and announces his presence. A German classic, Fritz Lang’s first talkie has been credited with formulating two genres: the serial killer movie and the police procedural.

Fri 21 Nov 6.00pm / Cinema A

 

Production still from Ministry Of Fear

Ministerium der Angst (Ministry of Fear) 1944 All ages
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 85 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG / SCRIPT: SETON I MILLER / ORIGINAL STORY: GRAHAM GREENE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HENRY SHARP / EDITOR: ARCHIE MARSHEK / PRODUCTION CO: PARAMOUNT PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO LENDING SERVICE / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL

Ray Milland, in an asylum for the mercy killing of his wife, is released into the chaos of wartime London. He finds that, beneath the bombs, nothing is as it was — nor as it seems. A cake purchased at a bizarre bazaar gives him unwitting entrée to a Nazi spy ring operating under a strangely spiritual mantle.

Thu 20 Nov 12 noon / Cinema A

The Black Book (aka Reign Of Terror) 1949 All ages
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 89 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ANTHONY MANN / SCRIPT: ÆNEAS MACKENZIE, PHILIP YORDAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOHN ALTON / EDITOR: FRED ALLEN / PRODUCTION CO: WALTER WANGER PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE / RIGHTS: SONY

Robert Cummings as a courier for Lafayette working undercover to effect the downfall of Robespierre (Richard Basehart), the monstrous Puritan of the French Revolution, who operates out of sinister digs behind a bakery. Paris is reinvented as a city of angles and shadows, a labyrinth of clandestine meetings, ruses, and false loyalties.

Thu 20 Nov 2.00pm / Cinema A