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  1. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Human Desire

    I usually love Gloria Grahame, but some of this was so nonsensical and ugly.

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film Human Desire

    I appreciate how Fritz land avoided the cliche ending predetermined by Hays Code guidelines, without exactly defying it either. Not the only time he accomplished this. Gloria Grahame is always great and I love all the train and railyard shots.

  3. lina maj's rating of the film Human Desire

    So many bullet bras in one film!

  4. Inteleter's rating of the film Human Desire

    This was my third Lang after M and The Big Heat and after loving both of those I was kind of disappointed with this. The acting and directing was quite good but the story just didn't click with me.

  5. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Human Desire

    Fritz Lang once again directs Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame in a film that, while not as strong as The Big Heat, provides fans of the stars and film noirs with a number of very enjoyable moments.

  6. Joanna Boehnert's rating of the film Human Desire

    A story about how sexually molested women ultimately have no value. A great example how patriarchal norms destroy women's lives while centring male experience.

  7. P D Dawson's rating of the film Human Desire

    A wonderfully kinetic thriller which in its finale, owes much to Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train of just a few years before it. Hitchcock looked up to Lang, and so it is poetic to see the inspiration reversed. Great Performances throughout and some sublime camera angles that give a sense of depth and romanticism to the world of trains as a backdrop to this tensive thriller full of murder and suspense.

  8. Zanna Walsh's rating of the film Human Desire

    Poor old Gloria, she really picks em! (Big Heat) A great build to the murder in this, I loved all the opening train shots, the layering of tension, the lovely homecoming for Glenn, the grown up daughter entering the room minutes after her 50's pointy breasts. Will Glenn choose her, all will he get all messed up with Gloria. Wonderful. All aboard!

  9. scottduguid's rating of the film Human Desire

    Cynical, dripping with sex and how sex cripples its characters, Human Desire is archetypal late Fritz Lang. Interesting rather than truly compelling as a drama. The train sequences are extraordinary, both as visual cues for passion and fate, and as a theatre for American low and high life. And watch out for the Japanese iconography. No Clash By Night or Scarlett Street, though.

  10. Mimic Hootings's rating of the film Human Desire

    Not as good as Renoir because it hews a little too closely to genre conventions, but engrossing all the same.

  11. raggiodisole's rating of the film Human Desire

    Love a noir. All the worst of human nature conjoined with the angular eccentricities of German expressionism. Not bad, there are much finer examples, but the female characters shine brightest

  12. Mike Jempson's rating of the film Human Desire

    What's refreshing about this noir is that it exists entirely within a working class framework, The camraderie and tensions of the railroad /workplace give it added authenticity. Some greet sequences on the move.

  13. claire@afternyne.com's rating of the film Human Desire

    This was okay. Entertaining but no way as sparky as The Big Heat. That movie is perfection.

  14. janh24's rating of the film Human Desire

  15. Aardsy's rating of the film Human Desire

    Watching the trains go by.

  16. FISCHER's rating of the film Human Desire

    La passion selon Fritz Lang avec tous ses ravages et ses errements ! www.cinefiches.com

  17. Mr.Pacha's rating of the film Human Desire

  18. Maudealan's rating of the film Human Desire

    Much like the Renoir movie really fun if you don't mind trains, and the Ford/Grahame combo works pretty well here too even if she still can't catch a break :/

  19. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Human Desire

    "That's the end of every biography online, 'He was in Contempt, and then he died.'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/07/episode-64-films-noir-of-fritz-lang.html

  20. Cinerio's rating of the film Human Desire

    The film seems to demonstrate that man is inherently drawn to violence with a male protagonist caught between two females, one with a desire to love and the other with a desire to kill. In choosing the latter I was hoping that the protagonist would embark on some really dark territory but instead I feel the story took some shortcuts to reach a hollywood ending, this is a noir after all. 9/10

  21. msmichel's rating of the film Human Desire

    Unsung gem of a noir picture from director Fritz Lang. Interesting to see Glenn Ford playing such a conflicted character and Gloria Grahame was never better. The story is a clever transplant of the Emile Zola novel previously turned into a film in France in '38. Picture is well edited with an intriquing subtext. Ending seems very abrupt for a film of the period but works well in context and frames opening scene.

  22. The Macho King's rating of the film Human Desire

    A Under appreciated noir. So show it some love ;)

  23. Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film Human Desire

    While this is not one of my favourite Fritz Lang films, it is still excellent and I love Lang's use of the train's forward momentum in the opening and closing scenes as a metaphor of life going on regardless. Standout performances from all the leads: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Broderick Crawford.

  24. chanandre's rating of the film Human Desire

    [Cinémathèque PT #389: 35 mm]

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