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Metropolis (1927) was a Drama - Science Fiction Film directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Erich Pommer and Giorgio Moroder.

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Voyage to Metropolis, 2010, a robust, thrilling and mysterious journey! (4)

By C. S. Williams on Jan 19, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

If you have yet to purchase “The Complete Metropolis” then you lack a serious part of cinematic history. This Blu-ray disc will captivate and fan the flames of love of film for you. But today I put aside Metropolis itself and concentrate on?Voyage to Metropolis. Die Reise nach Metropolis... Read full article


Voyage to Metropolis, 2010, a robust, thrilling and mysterious journey! (3)

By C. S. Williams on Jan 19, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: If you have yet to purchase ?The Complete Metropolis? then you lack a serious part of cinematic history. This Blu-ray disc will captivate and fan the flames of love of film for you. But today I put aside Metropolis itself and concentrate on?Voyage to Me... Read full article


Voyage to Metropolis, 2010, a robust, thrilling and mysterious journey!

By C. S. Williams on Jan 19, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados If you have yet to purchase ?The Complete Metropolis? then you lack a serious part of cinematic history. This Blu-ray disc will captivate and fan the flames of love of film for you. But today I put aside Metropolis itself and concentrate on?Voyage to Metropolis. Die Reise n... Read full article


Voyage to Metropolis, 2010, a robust, thrilling and mysterious journey!

By C. S. Williams on Jan 19, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

If you have yet to purchase “The Complete Metropolis” then you lack a serious part of cinematic history. This Blu-ray disc will captivate and fan the flames of love of film for you. But today I put aside Metropolis itself and concentrate on?Voyage to Metropolis. Die Reise nach Metropolis... Read full article


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For decades, all that survived of "Metropolis" were an incomplete original negative and copies of shortened, re-edited release prints; over a quarter of the film was believed lost. However, in July 2008 Germany's 'ZEITmagazin' reported the discovery (at the Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken) of a 16mm dupe negative copy of the original full-length 35mm export print, which had been sent to Argentina in 1928. Examining the reels in Buenos Aires, cinema experts realised that they contained almost all of the missing sequences (around 25 minutes-worth of footage, predominantly those involving the Thin Man who spies on Freder, and worker 11811 heading to and from Yoshiwara). Additionally, in October 2008 it was announced that another (hopefully) early copy in the obsolete 9.5mm format had been held in the University of Chile's film library, intentionally mislabelled to avoid destruction during 1973's military coup. It is as yet unknown if this holds any further viewable footage. After almost 80 years, the film is now practically complete, barring sections such as Joh Fredersen's fight with Rotwang.
The multiple-exposed sequences were not created in a lab but right during the filming on the set. The film was rewound in the camera and then exposed again right away. This was done up to 30 times.
The robot of this film inspired the look for C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
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