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Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse

Fritz Lang West Germany, 1960

Renton47's rating of the film The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

Lang's trilogy is interesting for the way in which it increasingly moved away from its subject and instead studied the dissemination of the ideas of one of Germany's master manipulators. The effect is a study in pervasive surveillance and paranoia, conveniently tied into the idea that so many fates can be easily swayed. Unfortunately I found this third outing a little less compelling.