Fascinating life, dull biography. Patrick McGilligan’s book could have used some editing–there are typos everywhere and in the later years, he bogs down into the repetitive format of contentious pre-production, awful shooting anecdotes, mixed critical recepetion, repeat. Lang was quite a character though–from the early Weimar years to the (probably made-up) meeting with Goebbels to his emigration and Hollywood years. There is some evidence that Fritz shot his first wife, his second wife went over to the Nazis, and his third wife had to take calls from prostitutes after his death at 85: “Haven’t you heard? He’s dead.”
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.