Many Selves: The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener by Henry Nicolella

By Henry Nicolella

the first actual movie actor to be pointed out with horror roles was once Paul
Wegener. A special level actor, Wegener used to be enthusiastic about movie and its
potential to painting the uncanny and the macabre. occasionally appearing as
director and author in addition to performer, Wegener performed in a sequence of
fantastic motion pictures within the tens, the main well-known of that are the scholar OF PRAGUE and THE GOLEM. His directing profession faltered within the Nineteen Twenties, but
he persisted to play mad scientists, monsters, and diverse grotesque
characters.

The e-book has specified essays on seventeen of his most important genre
films and comprises first-hand descriptions of such rarities as "The Lost
Shadow, Svengali, Hans Trutz" and "Ramper the Beast Man." as well as a
biography of Wegener, there's additionally an in depth filmography of all his
movies, together with the vague ones he directed within the 1930s.

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