Posts Tagged ‘ubermensch’

Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne), Heath Ledger (The Joker), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent), Michael Caine (Alfred), Gary Oldman (Gordon), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox), Cillian Murphy (Jonathan Crane), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel). Screenplay by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 12A. Running time: 152 minutes. A cinema-screen film if you’ve ever seen one, the second […]


Robert De Niro (Max Cady), Nick Nolte (Sam Bowden), Jessica Lange (Leigh Bowden), Juliette Lewis (Danielle Bowden). Screenplay by Wesley Strick. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 122 minutes. Max Cady thinks he’s a Nietzschean Übermensch. We see Thus Spake Zarathustra on a shelf in his prison cell, and we’re told he’s reading […]


James Stewart (Rupert Cadell), John Dall (Brandon Shaw), Farley Granger (Philip Morgan). Written by Patrick Hamilton & Hume Cronyn. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 80 minutes. Hitch aimed high with this one: an adaptation of the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case which delves suprisingly deep for a film into Nietzschean philosophy, […]


Alfred Abel (Jon Fredersen), Gustav Fröhlich (Freder), Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Rotwang), Fritz Rasp (The Thin Man), Theodor Loos (Josaphat), Erin Biswanger (11811), Heinrich George (Grot), Brigitte Helm (Maria / The Robot). Directed by Fritz Lang, Screenplay by Thea Von Harbou. Rating: PG. Running time: 118 minutes. First things first: this film was not made in 1927. […]