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Comment from: Cheryl Morris [Visitor]
Cheryl Morris

Have you had a chance yet to read the full-length biography on Peter Lorre – “The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre” by Stephen D. Youngkin, University Press of Kentucky, 2005?

There’s a terrific section on the making of “M", plus discussion of Peter’s performance in the French version of the film, “M Le Maudit".

Cheryl

10/10/06 @ 13:29
Comment from: cupcake [Visitor]
cupcake

This movie was fantastic. The entire time watching it I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It definitely proved that sometimes silence and cinematic cues can fill in for conversation or narration.

10/10/06 @ 17:09
Comment from: Cheryl Morris [Visitor]
Cheryl Morris

Do you have the new Criterion 2-disc DVD of “M"?

It’s really worth having, if you don’t. The audio commentary is very interesting, and among the extras is a feature on the French version, with Peter Lorre’s “I can’t help it” speech. It was refilmed, in French, and Peter’s performance is quite different from his rendition in the original German movie.

Cheryl

10/10/06 @ 18:37
Comment from: Gracchi [Visitor]
Gracchi

It is a great film- good review- there is so much to say about this film and I think you capture some of it here- I did a review myself here but one of the things about M is its almost impossible to sum up everything that’s glorious about it. Really glad you loved it and a good review.

11/04/06 @ 22:51


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