Metropolis (Silent) (DVD)

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Metropolis (Silent) (DVD)

METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working and an elite ...

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published 07/04/2005

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The science fiction film that started it all… In 1927, Fritz Lang's film, Metropolis, aired to a noncommittal audience. Written by Thea von Harbou, Lang's wife, as a silent film it relied heavily upon the images to tell the story of early utopian visions, and although it wasn't apparent then and...

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Metropolis 1927 Length: Variable Dir: Fritz Lang Most people today brought up on a diet of CG and Will Smith Sci Fi will be totally bemused by this. They shouldnt be as it's absolutely fascinating stuff! 'Metropolis' is always cited as a major landmark of early cinema along with the likes of 'A...

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METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working and an elite class. Its exhilarating climax brings the city to its knees, as the classes clash against each other.<BR>In the 21st-Century, a de-humanized proletariat labors non-stop in a miserable subterranean city beneath a luxurious city of mile-high skyscrapers, flying automobiles, palatial architectural idylls, tubes and tunnels. With stunningly inventive special effects, Lang's allegorical narrative and architectural vision creates a highly stylized vision of a not-so-unlikely future (especially for 1926 when the film was made.) As the elite frolic above the clouds, thousands of miserable workers toil night and day inside the belly of the gigantic machine that runs the entire city. Metropolis is controlled by a sinister authoritarian whose son, Freder, rejects his father's callous philosophy and attitude towards laborers. Meek though they are, the workers are encouraged by Maria, a wistful young woman who wills her comrades to embrace patience and silent strength. Upon discovering her influence upon the workers, a mad scientist kidnaps Maria and creates a robot in her image that will incite the workers to revolt. As Freder races against time to save Maria and curtail the damage done by her doppelganger robot, Metropolis is enveloped in chaos and the classes are brought together in a breathtaking and highly moralistic climax.

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