The arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse, confined to a lunatic asylum, uses his hypnotic powers to operate his plan to master the world. Lang continued the penny-dreadful adventures of Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922), saturating the film with the same atmosphere of decadence and evil, but with the added layer of sound which he uses forcefully. The mad villain expressed sentiments too close for Nazi comfort, provoking Goebbels to ask Lang to change the last reel. Realizing the potential danger he was in, the director fled to France and then to the USA for a second career, leaving behind his wife, Thea Von Harbou, who had joined the Nazi party.
Critical Studies Classes
CTVA 210 - T / 7-9:45 PM MZ 100 - Schultheiss
CTVA 309 - W / 4-6:45 PM MZ 100 - Schultheiss
CTVA 310 - R / 4-6:45 PM MZ 100 - Schultheiss
CTVA 319 - W / 7-9:45 PM MZ 100 - Schultheiss
*EXTRA CREDIT GUIDELINES: any screening and any additional sanctioned CTVA presentation in the Armer Theater––including screenings in any CTVA critical studies course––are acceptable to satisfy extra-credit requirements. Thus, extra-credit benefit can be earned via any of the listed screenings, additional “media theory and criticism” screenings or presentations –– especially the Thursday night CSUN Cinematheque screenings devoted to the “Cinema of Satyajit Ray” (see separate listing).