Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
Dir. Fritz Lang (1922). Pulp genius Fritz Lang made cine-history with this Weimar epic, embodying the terrifying inflation of early 20s Germany in the occult figure of the shape-shifting criminal mastermind Mabuse who claims, We must plunge the world into an abyss of terror.
Sat., Jan. 8, 7 p.m., 2011