They were firm believers in punishment for criminals; the common punishments included transportation — sending the offender to America, Australia or Van Diemens Land Tasmania — or execution.
What ARE these visual forms? The following book on Lang's films will try to offer at least a partial answer to this question. Lang's use of geometric forms such as circles, spheres, cylinders, rectangles, polygons and spirals will be highlighted. So will Lang's exploration of architecture.
Fritz Lang's films will be placed against their background in prose mystery fiction, spy fiction and science fiction. Lang's approaches to manhunts, scientific detective work, and the ability of police investigation to change the picture of reality will be analyzed.
Fritz Lang's liberal, democratic political ideals will be analyzed, and his support for women's rights and women's jobs. Fritz Lang's deep exploration of mass media and means of communication will be discussed. Running imagery in Fritz Lang will be traced: Continuing characters and plot ideas in Lang are explored.
Early filmmakers who might have influenced Lang are discussed: There are brief pocket discussions of many of Lang's screenwriters.
The book is formatted as a single long web page, to make searching it easier. Just use your browser's search capability, to track down all references to any topic or film in it. Please mail your comments to me at mike mikegrost. Clicking here will bring up mail.
I am eager to hear what you think, and how you learned about this site. The Spiders Part I: Like the serial work of Louis Feuilladeit is made up of an irregularly long series of films, each around an hour in length.
Lang only made two of the four films he planned in this series: The Spiders are a mysterious gang, who are up to no good throughout the series. Visually, their costumes are influenced by Feuillade: Plot wise, such gangs remind one of the 's prose fiction of Harry Blythfounder of the Sexton Blake stories.
The Spiders show the same hideouts and meetings as Blyth's conspiracies.Feb 17, · The murders of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of were confined to a small area of London's East End, but similarly provoked a nation-wide panic whipped up by press sensationalism.
Crime, Poverty and Reforms At the end of the 18th century it was not just crime that was increasing but also poverty. The industrial revolution made many people rich but for many poor families (both in rural and urban areas) life was the worst it had been for a long time.
Feb 14, · The Victorian era began in , when Queen Victoria ascended to the British throne, and lasted until , when she died.
Like every other period in the history of England, the era saw its fair share of weird inventions. The Bingham Heritage Trails Association was founded in the year with the aim to increase awareness of the richness of Bingham's heritage.
The Association takes a holistic view of the heritage, including geology, natural history, archaeology, history and .
Feb 17, · Crime and the Victorians. Crime, policing and punishment in England by David Taylor the London Dungeons include a section on Jack the Ripper and Victorian crime.
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