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Woman in the Moon

(Frau im Mond)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano

Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Gustav von Wangenheim, Tilla Daurieux,

While at work on his futuristic, earthbound Metropolis, Lang envisioned a project that would allow him a chance to explore the concept of space travel. Made on the cusp of the sound era, Woman in the Moon was intentionally designed as a silent picture; Lang fought off pressure from Ufa studio execs who wanted him to make a sound film. He consulted with two specialists in rocket technology, Hermann Obert and Willy Ley, to create this visionary blend of fact and fantasy. Oskar Fischinger, the pioneer of abstract animation, was one of the three cinematographers who helped create the film’s special effects.

Susan Oxtoby
  • Thea von Harbou
Based On
  • the novel by Thea von Harbou

  • Curt Courant
  • Oskar Fischinger
  • Otto Kanturek
  • Silent
  • with German intertitles and English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 169 mins
  • Murnau-Stiftung

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Jean-Luc Godard : Master of modern cinema -- a definitive tribute (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England), 2001

Woman in the moon (intertitles), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 1999

Fantastic voyager (review), Village Voice, Melanie Pitts, 1987

Berlin exiles: Frau im mond (program note), Pacific Film Archive, 1984

Fritz Lang, the image and the look -- excerpt (book excerpt), British Film Institute, Stephen Jenkins, 1981

Die frau im mond (distributor materials), Kit Parker Films, Montgomery Clift, 1979

Fritz Lang -- excerpt (book excerpt), 1976

C.A.L. - U.A.M. presents the films of Fritz Lang (review), 1969

By rocket to the moon (review), Variety, Waly., 1931

Frau im mond (review), Berliner Börsen-Courier, Herbert Ihering, 1929

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