Sunday, October 29, 2017

M (1951)

I needed to purge the original from my brain to see the pleasures this film offers. Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo with classic 50’s Los Angeles time capsule background cumulating in the search sequence taking place in the Bradbury Building (!) Small parts by Raymond Burr, Jim Backus, and William Schallert. Post WW2 Hollywood Psychology - He is a shoe fetishist. Grotesque use of a mannequin factory 5 years before Stanley Kubrick’s Killer's Kiss. A stylish well crafted Noir that was not made by Fritz Lang at his peak.