Saturday, January 31, 2009

Debra Paget's First Dance for Fritz Lang

Two years ago or so Debra Paget's dance from Das Indische Grabmal (The Indian Tomb) was on a bunch of sites owing to her "artificially nude" appearance juxtaposed over Fritz Lang's exotic and tense mise en scene. It looked cool. This clip:



is not dissimilar and it's from the first film of his Indian Epic Trilogy - Der Tiger Von Eschnapur. The set is pretty spectacular as is Paget's gusto towards getting the performance maximized. A great lepers-that-look-like-zombies scene shortly follows in the film.

2 comments:

Samuel Wilson said...

Aren't there just two films? I thought it was Indian Tomb and Tiger of Eschnapur. At least that's what I have in Fantoma box set. However you count'em, they're great stuff from the old master, remaking a story he'd written for the silents, and Paget is pretty hot in those dance scenes.

Lex10 said...

Uh, that explains why I never got the second one.......