MANY SELVES: THE HORROR AND FANTASY FILMS OF PAUL WEGENER by Henry Nicolella and John T. Soister

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The very first film actor to be identified with horror roles was Paul
Wegener. A distinguished stage actor, Wegener was fascinated by film and its
potential to portray the uncanny and the macabre. Sometimes acting as
director and writer as well as performer, Wegener played in a series of
fantastic films in the tens, the most famous of which are "The Student of
Prague" and "The Golem." His directing career faltered in the twenties but
he continued to play mad scientists, monsters and various grotesque
characters. The book has detailed essays on 17 of his most significant genre
films and includes first hand descriptions of such rarities as "The Lost
Shadow, Svengali, Hans Trutz" and "Ramper the Beast Man." In addition to a
biography of Wegener, there is also a detailed filmography of all his
movies, including the obscure ones he directed in the 1930s.

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