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: Watch Scarlet Street, then Fassbinder's 'Lola'
Watch Scarlet Street, then Fassbinder's 'Lola'
8 years ago
(April 12, 2012 08:08 AM)
Member since October 2004
First of all, 'Scarlet Street' is an amazing film. Anyone who enjoys film-noir, (or compelling film for that matter), will enjoy this movie.
One particular thing I noticed was the beautiful mirrored shots that fellow German director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, would re-create in his film 'Lola'(1981). Much of 'Scarlet Street' was re-created from Lang's past effort 'The Woman in the Window'(1944). We see this in the cast, set, and props. Besides the obvious, Fassbinder uses similar themes as Lang; sexuality as a form of domination, idealized ideas of art, etc.
(Personally I think 'Scarlet Street' is a million times better than it's predecessor, but both are interesting to look at.)
Please, enjoy these movies!