Woman in the Moon
(Frau im Mond)
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
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.
- Thea von Harbou
the novel by Thea von Harbou
- Curt Courant
- Oskar Fischinger
- Otto Kanturek
- with German intertitles and English subtitles
- 169 mins
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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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