The Truth Twister
The Truth Twister - A biography of Fritz Lang, whose accounts of his own life lacked the clarity of his films (Stanley Kauffmann, New York Times, July 20, 1997). "...A beast Lang certainly was, in the mythological sense, like a griffin, a creature comprising elements even more sharply contrasting than those in most of us mortals. McGilligan, with ferocious research and a touch of wonder -- throughout, he seems to be shaking his head in fascination -- spreads those elements before us: the quasi-diabolist artist, the sadistic perfectionist with his actors, the fervent devotee of truth, the twister of facts, the elegant immoralist, the indefatigable amorist, the disturbing seer into the giant maladies of his epoch." Also... A Technical Marvel - a film review of 'Metropolis' from 1927.