Creina Mansfield & Alan Sennett
Fritz Lang’s anti-Nazi trilogy in Hollywood included his 1944 adaptation of Grahame Greene’s novel The Ministry of Fear.
In the film, Stephen Neale is released into society after having spent two years in a mental hospital. Before heading to London, he stops at a charity fête where he wins a large cake. It is clear that something valuable was inside the cake since it is forcibly taken from him on the train. Neale is certain that something serious has occurred and begins to investigate. He finds out that a Nazi spy ring is at work but has great difficulty getting anyone to believe him ….
We look at both novel and film, setting them in their historical context and exploring the literary and film production histories with particular focus upon Greene and Lang’s remarkable biographies and political perspectives.
New date: Monday 9 November 2020 Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL
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