Mastering a New Medium: Sound in M

Mastering a New Medium: Sound in M

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 11

Listen closely: Fritz Lang’s claustrophobic thriller has one of the densest, most skillfully layered soundtracks in all of early sound film.

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Mastering a New Medium: Sound in M
  • Mastering a New Medium: Sound in M

    Episode 1

    Listen closely: Fritz Lang’s claustrophobic thriller has one of the densest, most skillfully layered soundtracks in all of early sound film.

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    Episode 2

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    Episode 2

    Directed by Fritz Lang • 1931 • Germany

    A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who Is the Murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann... In his harrowing masterwork M, ...