Time is running, slowly but surely. Destination: London. But first a visit at a fair by the asylum the protagonist played by Ray Milland is let go from. Lang plays with the supernatural in ways that remind you of his German silents. I really liked this film and I don't get tired of saying it, Fritz Lang is one of the best directors who ever lived. This isn't even one of his best movies, but it is a great one.
a thrilling espionage that i probably had too much fun watching considering its source material was a deeply desolate n despairing meditation on morality n sanity. fans of the book wanting something True to the novel should probably give it a miss but as a stand alone piece it holds itself well.... the seance scene in particular is one of my favourite lang sequences and the film is worth watching just for that!
Underrated Lang that has one of the best scenes in his filmography. When the brother taunts his sister for not being able to shoot her, the way it's shot in the darkness which is an element that was prior in the film associated with the subconscious gives his line a psychological undertone that reflects the state of the sister. In short, right here, we have another reason why Lang is the master of shadows and sound.
The intensity of blackness behind Carla, as she steps into the lit hallway has such a density to it's intension, that Lang and Sharp solidify a visual cue about the uncertainties behind one's intuitions in war-time darkness. The 'enemy' is not necessarily always a political view point standing across some clear line, but a cavernous fear that there's no real clarity until after a choice has been [wrongly] made.