The starter of science fiction.
Metropolis (1927) was the first movie with a theme based in the future. The whole design of the city and the robot was amazing for that time. All future dystopian movies owe a debt towards the director of this movie, Fritz Lang. The movie Metropolis is very remarkable in many respects.
“Together with the huge sceneries which were built as high as two meters, some such as the gigantic heart machine for the production of the energy were built in life size. The architecture is doubtless one of the most important aspects which forms the fascination of this movie. The buildings and the environment were created by the great Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut and Karl Vollbrecht as well as Walter Schulze-Mittendorf, who was responsible for the roboter and the sculptures.”
Taken everything into consideration many future films like Dr. Strangelove were highly influenced by this. It is a true masterpiece.
I have seen parts of this movie so far. However, I read a few days ago that earlier in 2010 they remastered a part of the movie that was very rare. Fact is that there are only a few copies left in the world. In 2008 they have found a 16mm copy of it in a museum in Sao Paulo, the original copy. When it was shown in the US the movie initially was cut from 153 minutes to 90 when it was first aired. When they collected all the bits together they have finally released a full version last year.
Gonna see this these days definitely, actually found a 720p copy =]
Anyone else seen or at least heard of it?
//citations taken from: <http://www.cyranos.ch/metrop-e.htm>