"A genius criminal striving for world domination controls a luxury hotel by peering into every room through secret 'television eyes' and manipulating the guests.
"A genius criminal striving for world domination controls a luxury hotel by being able to see into every room through secret 'television eyes' and manipulate the guests. One of his victims is an American multimillionaire who, first through gallantry and later through love, gets caught up in a phony murder plot, but joins forces with a disguised agent and a detective superintendent to take up the fight."
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"The Luxor Hotel is a place of constant surveillance, no corner seems to be unobserved, nothing seems to remain hidden from the cameras - the titular 1,000 eyes. InThe Shining(1980) by Stanley Kubrick, some parallels can be found: Even thoughts cannot be concealed in the Overlook Hotel from either the titular Shining or the ghosts there. In both films, the hotel is at the same time a place of unprocessed past: the elaborate surveillance system in the Luxor was designed by the Nazis, and the recurring blood elevator sequence in the Overlook has been interpreted as a figurative representation of crimes against humanity. In both films, rational modernity meets mystical notions."
Stefan Price, Flux Compensator, April 17, 2021
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103 min. bw. 35 mm. D/holl director: Fritz Lang Screenplay: Fritz Lang, Heinz Oskar Wuttig, based on the novel by Norbert Jacques and an idea by Jan Fethke Camera: Karl Loeb Editing: Waltraut Wischniewsky, Walter Wischniewsky Music: Bert Grund With: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe
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