• oldhollywood:

“My trouble is that I try to cover a part entirely. When you do there’s the danger that the patron will leave the theatre feeling that you are so perfectly suited to the character he has just seen that he can’t imagine you in any other part.
…Mothers with children ran from me in the street. Terrible letters came to me. Letters came from strange people; people who I never believed lived in the world; depraved and disturbed minds, thinking they saw in me the perfect companion, a fellow psychopathic. A success can be too great, I tell you.”
-Peter Lorre, on his role in 1931’s M
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    oldhollywood:

    “My trouble is that I try to cover a part entirely. When you do there’s the danger that the patron will leave the theatre feeling that you are so perfectly suited to the character he has just seen that he can’t imagine you in any other part.

    …Mothers with children ran from me in the street. Terrible letters came to me. Letters came from strange people; people who I never believed lived in the world; depraved and disturbed minds, thinking they saw in me the perfect companion, a fellow psychopathic. A success can be too great, I tell you.”

    -Peter Lorre, on his role in 1931’s M

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  • 2 years ago
  • criterioncorner:

Peter Lorre and Fritz Lang comparing notes on the set of M
Peter Lorre’s iconic child-killer Hans Beckert seems like one of those movie villains so fundamentally a part of the cinema that to see him between takes is something of a rare and hugely jarring shock to the system. and yet here he is, in full costume, chatting with Fritz Lang about his motivation, or the latest fashions in knee-high socks… but probably his motivation. i barely recognize him in this blanket lighting. great photo, need more BTS stuff from this, one of of my favorite films.
via (@ericvespe’s Behind the Scenes Pic column at AICN).

    criterioncorner:

    Peter Lorre and Fritz Lang comparing notes on the set of M

    Peter Lorre’s iconic child-killer Hans Beckert seems like one of those movie villains so fundamentally a part of the cinema that to see him between takes is something of a rare and hugely jarring shock to the system. and yet here he is, in full costume, chatting with Fritz Lang about his motivation, or the latest fashions in knee-high socks… but probably his motivation. i barely recognize him in this blanket lighting. great photo, need more BTS stuff from this, one of of my favorite films.

    via (@ericvespe’s Behind the Scenes Pic column at AICN).

    (Source: thedeathoffilm, via salesonfilm)

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    #film  

  • 2 years ago