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Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)

Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914, he traveled in Europe, and he ... See full bio »

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[about CinemaScope] It's only good for funerals and snakes. See more »


He claims to invent 'the countdown' for dramatic purposes in his film Woman in the Moon (1929). His usage of countdown is the first ever recorded, inspiring real life rocket launch sequences. See more »


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