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Fritz Lang

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Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. [1]

94 relations: Academy Film Archive, Adolf Hitler, Alfred Hugenberg, Allan Havis, Art film, Artur Brauner, Atheism, Austria-Hungary, Beverly Hills, California, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956 film), British Film Institute, Cahiers du cinéma, Catholic Church, Charles Boyer, Combat stress reaction, Contempt (film), Cornelius Schnauber, Découvertes Gallimard, Destiny (1921 film), Deutsche Welle, Die Nibelungen, Doctor Mabuse, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Erich Pommer, Erich von Stroheim, Ferenc Molnár, Film noir, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), François Truffaut, Fury (1936 film), German Expressionism, Gloria Grahame, Harper (publisher), Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Human Desire, I.B. Tauris, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Jews, Joe May, Joseph Goebbels, Joseph Losey, Lee Marvin, Liliom (1934 film), Los Angeles, M (1931 film), M (1951 film), Man Hunt (1941 film), ..., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Metropolis (1927 film), Monocle, Moravia, Naturalization, Nazi Party, Ned Scott, Nero-Film, Nuremberg Laws, Otto Preminger, Pacific Ocean, Patrick McGilligan (biographer), Peter Lorre, Robert Bloch, Romania, Scarlet Street, Schottenstift, Senses of Cinema, Seymour Nebenzal, Sound film, Spencer Tracy, Spione, St. Martin's Press, Stroke, Telos (journal), The Big Heat, The Indian Tomb (1921 film), The Indian Tomb (1959 film), The New York Times, The Spiders (film), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse, The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959 film), Thea von Harbou, TU Wien, UFA GmbH, University Press of Kentucky, Variety Obituaries, Vienna, Vine Street, While the City Sleeps (1956 film), William Friedkin, Woman in the Moon, World War I. Expand index (44 more) »

Academy Film Archive

The Academy Film Archive is part of the Academy Foundation, established in 1944 with the purpose of organizing and overseeing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ educational and cultural activities, including the preservation of motion picture history.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Alfred Hugenberg

Alfred Ernst Christian Alexander Hugenberg (19 June 1865 – 12 March 1951) was an influential German businessman and politician.

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Allan Havis

Allan Havis is a playwright with pronounced political themes and probes on colliding cultures.

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Art film

An art film is typically a serious, independent film, aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.

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Artur Brauner

Artur "Atze" Brauner (born Abraham Brauner; 1 August 1918) is a German film producer and entrepreneur of Polish origin.

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Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities.

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Austria-Hungary, often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy in English-language sources, was a constitutional union of the Austrian Empire (the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council, or Cisleithania) and the Kingdom of Hungary (Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen or Transleithania) that existed from 1867 to 1918, when it collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I. The union was a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and came into existence on 30 March 1867.

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Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956 film)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Douglas Morrow.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Cahiers du cinéma

Cahiers du Cinéma (Notebooks on Cinema) is a French film magazine founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer (28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978) was a French actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976.

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Combat stress reaction

Combat stress reaction (CSR) is a term used within the military to describe acute behavioral disorganization seen by medical personnel as a direct result of the trauma of war.

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Contempt (film)

Contempt (released in the UK as Le Mépris) is a 1963 French-Italian New Wave drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon) by Alberto Moravia.

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Cornelius Schnauber

Professor Cornelius Schnauber (April 18, 1939 – February 21, 2014) was a German-born scholar, historian, playwright, biographer and educator.

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Découvertes Gallimard

Découvertes Gallimard (literally in English “Discoveries Gallimard”; in United Kingdom: New Horizons, in United States: Abrams Discoveries) is an encyclopaedic of illustrated, pocket-sized books on a variety of subjects, aimed at adults and teenagers.

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Destiny (1921 film)

Destiny (Der müde Tod: ein deutsches volkslied in 6 versen (Weary Death: A German Folk Story in Six Verses); originally released in the United States as Behind the Wall) is a 1921 silent German Expressionist fantasy romance film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang.

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Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle ("German wave" in German) or DW is Germany's public international broadcaster.

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Die Nibelungen

Die Nibelungen (The Nibelungs) is a series of two silent fantasy films created by Austrian director Fritz Lang in 1924: Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge.

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Doctor Mabuse

Doctor Mabuse is a fictional character created by Norbert Jacques in the novel Dr.

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Dr. Mabuse the Gambler


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Erich Pommer

Erich Pommer (20 July 1889 – 8 May 1966) was a German-born film producer and executive.

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Erich von Stroheim

Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim (born Erich Oswald Stroheim; September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian-American director, actor and producer, most noted as a film star and avant garde, visionary director of the silent era.

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Ferenc Molnár

Ferenc Molnár (born Ferenc Neumann, 12 January 1878–1 April 1952, anglicized as Franz Molnar) was a Hungarian-born author, stage-director, dramatist, and poet, widely regarded as Hungary’s most celebrated and controversial playwrights.

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Film noir

Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills is one of the six Forest Lawn cemeteries in Southern California.

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François Truffaut

François Roland Truffaut (6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave.

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Fury (1936 film)

Fury is a 1936 American drama film directed by Fritz Lang which tells the story of an innocent man (Spencer Tracy) who narrowly escapes being lynched and the revenge he seeks.

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German Expressionism

German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin during the 1920s.

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Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American stage, film, television actress and singer.

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Harper (publisher)

Harper is an American publishing house, currently the flagship imprint of global publisher HarperCollins.

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Hills are a part of the Santa Monica Mountains and also a hillside neighborhood of the same name in the central region of the city of Los Angeles, California.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

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Human Desire

Human Desire is a 1954 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame.

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I.B. Tauris

I.B. Tauris (usually typeset as I.B.Tauris) was an independent publishing house with offices in London and New York City.

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Jacques Rivette

Jacques Rivette (1 March 1928 – 29 January 2016) was a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and the film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma.

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Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic.

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Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.

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Joe May

Joe May (7 November 1880, in Vienna – 29 April 1954, in Hollywood), born Joseph Otto Mandel, was a film director and film producer born in Austria and one of the pioneers of German cinema.

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Joseph Goebbels

Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

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Joseph Losey

Joseph Walton Losey III (January 14, 1909June 22, 1984) was an American theatre and film director, born in Wisconsin.

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Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor.

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Liliom (1934 film)

Liliom is a 1934 French fantasy film directed by Fritz Lang based on the Hungarian stage play of the same name by Ferenc Molnár.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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M (1931 film)

M (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder — M – A City Searches for a Murderer) is a 1931 German horror drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre.

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M (1951 film)

M is a 1951 American film noir and a remake, directed by Joseph Losey, of Fritz Lang's 1931 German film of the same name.

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Man Hunt (1941 film)

Man Hunt is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.

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Metropolis (1927 film)

Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang.

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A monocle is a type of corrective lens used to correct or enhance the vision in only one eye.

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Moravia (Morava;; Morawy; Moravia) is a historical country in the Czech Republic (forming its eastern part) and one of the historical Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Czech Silesia.

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Naturalization (or naturalisation) is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country.

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Nazi Party

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party, was a far-right political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and supported the ideology of Nazism.

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Ned Scott

Ned Scott (April 16, 1907 – November 24, 1964) was an American photographer who worked in the Hollywood film industry as a still photographer from 1935-1948.

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Nero-Film AG was a German film production company founded in 1925 and based in Berlin during the Weimar era.

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Nuremberg Laws

The Nuremberg Laws (Nürnberger Gesetze) were antisemitic and racial laws in Nazi Germany.

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Otto Preminger

Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an American theatre and film director, originally from Austria-Hungary.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Patrick McGilligan (biographer)

Patrick McGilligan (born 1951) is an Irish American biographer, film historian and writer.

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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American actor.

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Robert Bloch

Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

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Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street is a 1945 drama film noir directed by Fritz Lang.

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The Schottenstift (Scottish Abbey), formally called Benediktinerabtei unserer Lieben Frau zu den Schotten (Benedictine Abbey of Our Dear Lady of the Scots), is a Roman Catholic monastery founded in Vienna in 1155 when Henry II of Austria brought Irish monks to Vienna.

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Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema is a quarterly online film magazine founded in 1999 by filmmaker Bill Mousoulis.

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Seymour Nebenzal

Seymour Nebenzal (22 July 1899 – 23 September 1961) was an American-born German film producer.

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Sound film

A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.

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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility.

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Spione (English title: Spies, under which title it was released in the United States) is a 1928 German silent espionage thriller directed by Fritz Lang and co-written with Lang's then wife, Thea von Harbou, who also wrote a novel of the same name.

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St. Martin's Press


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A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death.

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Telos (journal)

Telos is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal established in May 1968 to provide the New Left with a coherent theoretical perspective.

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The Big Heat

The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Jocelyn Brando, and featuring Lee Marvin.

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The Indian Tomb (1921 film)

The Indian Tomb (1921) was a two-part German silent film directed by Joe May.

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The Indian Tomb (1959 film)

The Indian Tomb (a.k.a. Journey to the Lost City; in the original German, Das indische Grabmal) is a 1959 German-French-Italian adventure drama film, produced by Artur Brauner, directed by Fritz Lang, that stars Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walter Reyer, Claus Holm, Valéry Inkijinoff, and Sabine Bethmann.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Spiders (film)

The Spiders (Die Spinnen) is a German silent serial adventure film written and directed by Fritz Lang.

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The Testament of Dr.

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The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

The Thousand Eyes of Dr.

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The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959 film)

The Tiger of Eschnapur, or in original German, Der Tiger von Eschnapur, is a 1959 West German-French-Italian adventure film directed by Fritz Lang.

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Thea von Harbou

Thea Gabriele von Harbou (27 December 1888 – 1 July 1954) was a German screenwriter, novelist, film director, and actress.

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TU Wien

TU Wien (Technische Universität Wien; formerly: k.k. Polytechnisches Institut, Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute from 1815–1872; Technische Hochschule (TH Wien), College of Technology from 1872–1975; Vienna University of Technology from 1975–2014) is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria.

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UFA GmbH is a German film and television production company that unites all production activities of Bertelsmann in Germany.

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University Press of Kentucky

The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and was organized in 1969 as successor to the University of Kentucky Press.

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Variety Obituaries

Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.

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Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.

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Vine Street

Vine Street is a street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California that runs north-south from Melrose Avenue up past Hollywood Boulevard.

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While the City Sleeps (1956 film)

While the City Sleeps is a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang.

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William Friedkin

William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935)Biskind, p. 200.

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Woman in the Moon

Woman in the Moon (German Frau im Mond) is a science fiction silent film that premiered 15 October 1929 at the UFA-Palast am Zoo cinema in Berlin to an audience of 2,000.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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