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Woman in the Moon

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Fritz Lang’s second silent sci-fi classic after Metropolis is a space exploration saga about scheming scientists searching for gold on the moon.

Science Fiction 1929 170 mins Silent

Director: Fritz Lang

Overview

Fritz Lang’s second silent Sci-Fi classic after Metropolis is a space exploration epic, mixing together story of scientists searching for gold on the moon with a love triangle sub-plot and a helping of typically Langian espionage and intrigue.

Cited as the film that introduced the concepts of rocket travel to cinema audiences, including the first instances of a ‘countdown to zero’ and the use of a multi-stage rocket, Frau im Mond is another exemplar of Lang’s mastery of scale and special effects, and a pulpy, comic-book classic of early science fiction.