“When I made [Metropolis], I liked it. When I finished it, I hated it.” – Fritz Lang

From the always appreciated work done by Cinephilia and Beyond, we have here – as a continuation of yesterday’s post – another document of two directors in dialogue. This time around, the conversation is between William Friedkin and Fritz Lang, a master filmmaker whose career spanned multiple decades and included movies made in both the silent and sound film eras as well as a significant output working in Hollywood. Among the topics discussed are Lang’s first “talkie”, the 1931 masterpiece M, the landmark silent opus that is his Metropolis (1927), and various subjects from the man’s personal life.