May. 5th, 2010

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Metropolis (Scene page-trailer)

I studied the UFA films of Fritz Lang in in my cinematography classes in college---brilliant stuff--but my personal favorite is "METROPOLIS"--an unforgettable sci-fi fable about a society built on the backs of the men who serve it--and how one woman tried to change it. It looks gorgeous, and I've owned every available release. Originally it ran about 152 minutes--to play in America they butchered it to 90 min. There have been partial restorations--best known was the 1980's version with a rock score and tinting to the scenes...but now rafe footage of a nearly-complete version was found in Argentina and now the film can be seen in its nearly complete form--with the original score.
I am SOOOO going to invest in this when it's finally released on DVD and I regret like hell it will not play any of the special venues near my town.
Lang...you were such a genius!

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