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On Wed, 15 Jan 1997 10:22:15 -0600 Donald Larsson
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> The mention of Murnau's FAUST also prompted me to think of Lang's DER MUDE
 TOD/
> DESTINE.
>
> (That should be DESTINY.)
 
The motif of the feminine redeeming and/or condemning the masculine is an old
Lang favourite; "Metropolis", "Frau im Mond", "Scarlet Street", "Woman in the
Window", "Rancho Notorious", "Big Heat" and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" all
spring to mind.
 
 
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Leo Enticknap
Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture
*** look at our website on http://www.ex.ac.uk/bill.douglas/ ***
University of Exeter, UK
 
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