Four Around the Woman Screen 2 articles

Four Around the Woman

1921

Four Around the Woman Poster
  • The opening shot of “Four Around the Woman” (1921) seems to announce the arrival of Lang’s mature, geometric visual style.

  • Even when depicting the lifestyles of the rich Lang’s mise-en-scene never quite approaches the delirious, almost surreal decadence of contemporaries such as Erich von Stroheim or Josef von Sternberg. His tableaus reveal an incredible adeptness for the tactile rendering of public spaces.