M (Paperback)

By Fritz Lang (Editor), Anton Kaes

British Film Institute, 9780851703701, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2000



This text reconnects M to its significance as an event in 1931 Germany, recapturing the film's extraordinary social and symbolic energy. Interweaving close reading with cultural history, Anton Kaes reconstitutes M as a modernist artwork. He also analyzes Joseph Losey's 1951 film noir remake.