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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
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Analysis: Dark Knight's political power

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Batman, DC Comics, Hollywood, Christian Bale and the spirit of the late Heath Ledger are all smiling again this weekend: "The Dark Knight" continued to confound all expectations, earning $76.8 million in its second weekend in domestic distribution.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2005 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood's Alexander Golitzen dies

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning art director and production designer Alexander Golitzen has died in San Diego in his late 90s, it was reported Saturday.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2004 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Film takes on pedophilia

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The new film "The Woodsman" is generating Oscar buzz for actor Kevin Bacon, but it is also likely to generate a different kind of talk -- controversy over its e
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2003 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'CHICAGO' TEAM READY TO CUT LOOSE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2002 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2001 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International
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Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter and occasional film producer. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the BFI. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United States, where he contributed greatly to film noir.

Friedrich Lang was born in Vienna, in what was then Austria-Hungary, to Anton Lang (August 1, 1860–1940), an architect and construction company manager, and Pauline "Paula" Schlesinger (July 26, 1864–1920) on December 5, 1890. He was the second of two sons (his brother Adolf was nearly seven years older). Both his father and his mother were practicing Roman Catholics, although his mother was Jewish and converted to Catholicism when Fritz was ten. Lang himself was baptized at the Schottenkirche in Vienna.

After finishing high school, Lang briefly attended the Technical University of Vienna, where he studied civil engineering and eventually switched to art. In 1910 he left Vienna to see the world, traveling throughout Europe and Africa and later Asia and the Pacific area. In 1913, he studied painting in Paris, France. The next year, he returned home to Vienna at the outbreak of the First World War. In January 1914, he was drafted into service in the Austrian army and fought in Russia and Romania during World War I, where he was wounded three times.

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