Friday, October 28, 2022

“One can't love humanity. One can only love people.”

Ministry of Fear (1944) is one of those films I re-watch with pleasure. It was directed by Fritz Lang, loosely based on the novel by Graham Greene. Criterion has produced, as is their wont, a superb Blu-ray DVD. Their description of the film:
Suffused with dread and paranoia, this Fritz Lang adaptation of a novel by Graham Greene is a plunge into the eerie shadows of a world turned upside down by war. En route to London after being released from a mental institution, Stephen Neale (Ray Milland) stops at a seemingly innocent village fair, after which he finds himself caught in the web of a sinister underworld with possible Nazi connections. Lang was among the most illustrious of the European émigré filmmakers working in Hollywood during World War II, and Ministry of Fear is one of his finest American productions, an unpredictable thriller with style to spare.
The quotation in the heading is from the Graham Greene thriller.

Ministry of Fear, directed by Fritz Lang, 1944.

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