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Sth Bend, IN Metropolis by Fritz Lang

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by MusicTrooper, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 22, 2005
    TCM showed the U.S premier of the latest version of this film last night.

    and if you are a fan of this film, I strongly suggest you see this revised version.

    Every since I first knew of this film from early public broadcasting showings,
    (I mean, really, who esle would show a slient film back in the 60-s and 70-s)

    I have been facinated by this film makers vision of the future,
    the incredible effects that are in this film .

    But, what I came to learn over the years as I tried to learn more and more,
    is how very incomplete the film was, and how the many many versions,
    involved multiple cameras and multiple takes, and multiple lenes and editing
    and even actors for the same role, and on and on and on, including the music.

    Many silent films, have an invented score from an organ player, that may
    travel with the film, or, to save money, the in house organ player would
    invent their own.

    Metropolis, ranks up there with Alexander Nevsky in the area of
    complete score for orchestra for a silent film.

    OK, I am rambling now. BUT, this is an amazing film,
    This latest version, has 25 missing minutes (from an Argentina version)
    that most film historians (especially German) agree is a most treasured and
    accurate fine.

    It changes the whole film.
    Spoiler Alert, Who knew that the scientest who invented the robot girl,
    was NOT a mad scientest, but in Love!

    ok, and so here is my Star Wars connection, cause, I believe George was a
    fan of interesting films in general.

    I think that this is where he might have got Cad Bane from.

    The lost footage, shows that there is a SPY (special agent for the bankers)

    and this is what he looked like



    ok, that is all.........ok, I will find a Cad Bane image to include

  2. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

    Nov 25, 2000
    Metropolis is still on my list to be seen, despite your spoiler!
  3. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 22, 2005
    well there are still some other plot lines that explain the social structure more as well:)
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