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omegaman 07-12-2012 05:36 PM

Recovered 1927 Metropolis Film Program Goes Behind the Scenes of a Sci-Fi Masterpiece
 
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/...Top+Stories%29

NCC-73515 07-13-2012 12:41 PM

I always liked Nosferatu more...

omegaman 07-13-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by NCC-73515 (Post 325166)
I always liked Nosferatu more...

Never seen it! Must one day!

NCC-73515 07-13-2012 03:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wujuFwxSlrM

horatio 07-21-2012 12:54 AM

In my opinion Nosferatu is by far the best movie of German expressionism and of course the best vampire movie. All these kids who watch this Twilight crap gotta spend some serious time in a reeducation camp.

Metropolis is like all Lang-Harbou movies basically a social seismograph, unconsciously depicting contemporary social trends. In Mabuse it is this post WWI nihilism, in M fascism, in Metropolis it is unabashed fascist propaganda (the messianic protagonist who unites workers and capitalists) and in Testament it is a critical view of fascism.

That's why I am not a big fan of Metropolis. It has a few nice scenes, it is not the seminal sci-fi movie it is claimed to be and the the plot is fairly weak and mainly consisting of propaganda. Testament is most easy to watch for a modern audience as it is to a large degree a thrilling crime piece.

NCC-73515 07-21-2012 09:41 AM

The only connection of Metropolis to modern SciFi is designwise, I would say.

omegaman 07-21-2012 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by NCC-73515 (Post 325368)
The only connection of Metropolis to modern SciFi is designwise, I would say.

Yes, and the central building was used in the episode "Beneath the Surface" (Season 4 of Stargate SG1 TV series), which the plot is essentially a mini version of the Metropolis one.

Also, I think the central building was seen in Blade Runner from memory.

NCC-73515 07-21-2012 03:59 PM

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_..._%28episode%29

omegaman 07-21-2012 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by NCC-73515 (Post 325399)

Ah… yes the Cloud Minders episode. Forgot about that one!


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