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27 August 2014 @ 02:53 pm
Tribute to Classic Horror  
"The Testament of Dr. Mabuse," 1933, directed by Fritz Lang.  Oh, some would probably quibble with classifying this as horror, but I stand by my choice.

cath822cath822 on August 28th, 2014 04:40 am (UTC)
Ooh, this is so creepy and beautiful. Haven't seen this one; I watched M in college and was massively creeped out by it, though.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 29th, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'd definitely recommend this if you liked M, though M is, I think, much better in terms of acting and story. The visuals in Dr. Mabuse, though, are pretty great. I had about twice as many caps as I used here, actually.
sallycandance on August 29th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh, the Mabuse movies are classics! I like them a lot. If you can get your hands on a translation, you should definitely read the Mabuse novels, on which the movies are (losely) based.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 29th, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'll probably try to watch the others when I get a chance, depending on whether I can find them. I read a little about the movies being based on books but wasn't sure if they were any good; since you recommend them, I'll put them on my list!
sallycandance on August 30th, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
There's even a novel (kindle only, I think, so I haven't read it) on the Mabuse phenomenon: 'The Strange Case Of Doctor Mabuse' by David Kalat, which seems to be quite good, according to the Amazon feedback. An essay on both books and films.

There's three full length novels (Docto Mabuse, the Gambler; Doctor Mabuse's Last Game; The Testament of Doctor Mabuse) and a novella (Doctor Mabuses Colony), all written by Norbert Jaques. Excellently written!