The Poz Button 57 – Fritz Lang’s M

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June 27, 2018

This week on the Poz Button Borzoi expresses a lot of feelings about the 1931 German film M by Fritz Lang. Join him, Nick Mason, and Leitis as they talk about serial killers, criminal justice system and the German Expressionist movement for nearly 4 hours. In addition, Borzoi rolls out his first attempt at doing a film commentary, overlaid over M. Check the link in the notes!

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References and Links

Myth of the 20th Century

Separate commentary

Full Movie with Commentary!

Hardboiled Seinfeld

Henry Miller

German Expressionism 

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari




Der Golem

Fantomas song Der Golem

The City Without Jews

German Expressionism and Hitchcock

Fritz Lang and Billy Friedkin 

Robert Evans

Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Fritz Lang’s story about meeting Goebbels ( 1 , 2 )

Peter Kurten/Vampire of Dusseldorf ( 1 , 2 )

Babylon Berlin

1919 Communist Revolution

Fritz Lang talking to Gero Gandert about M

Fritz Haarmann

Carl Grossmann

Karl Denke

In The Hall of the King

Rudolph Valentino

The early days of forensic science


Batman and Art Deco

Master-slave dialectic

HH Holmes

Devil in the White City

1893 Columbian Exposition


Sopranos and criminals

Tsutomu Miyazaki

Japanese justice system

Akihabara stabbing

Only a Lad

Ferngully Poz Button


Georges Méliès

Trip to the Moon

Metropolis anime

Osamu Tezuka


Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang

Stanislavski and Method Acting

Shakespeare and original pronunciation

Wassily Kandinsky

Marc Chagall


Gabriel Marcel

Jews and Expressionism

Eyes Wide Shut Poz Button Part One and Part Two


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Artwork by Leitis

Intro song is t e l e p a t h

Ending theme is titled “Home” courtesy of Xurious. Follow him on his Twitter