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There are three Fritz Lang films which I do not think have been mentioned: in M
(1931), there is a sequence in which a police chief narrates, in voiceover, his
response to a report he is reading on a burglary in an office building: the
picture shows a combination of moving and still images relating to each
sentence.  WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (1955) is about newspaper ethics, and as such
contains a number of images of newspaper photographs.  In BEYOND A REASONABLE
DOUBT (1956), the false alibi which the lead character uses in order to escape
from a murder conviction consists of a number of still photographs, which are
destroyed in a car accident just before they can be produced in court.

L.
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Leo Enticknap
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