Watch William Friedkin Interview ‘Metropolis’ Director Fritz Lang


Shortly before his death in 1976, Metropolis director Fritz Lang was interviewed by French Connection director William Friedkin. The 50-minute long conversation (totally worth your time) between the two filmmaking giants explores everything from Lang’s career to his escape from Nazi Germany after Goebbels invited the M director to head his propaganda film unit (though the truth of this is often contested). The interview is included in the extras of the M Blu-ray, but it’s still largely been unseen — which is a shame considering the importance of these two cinematic figures: Lang who felt like he had no model to look toward when he started out creating his works, and Friedkin who idolized the Vienna-born director. Find out why Lang believes that ” … every decent human being should run away from home” past the break.

[via The Notebook]