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Methinks Ken Kesey Saw Metropolis

From One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The floor reaches some kind of solid bottom far down in the ground and stops with a soft jar. It’s dead black, and I can feel the sheet around me choking off my … Continue reading

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The Complete Metropolis (1927); Dir: Fritz Lang

The philosophical thrust of Fritz Lang’s 1927 Metropolis has all the earmarks of a frenzied moment of “enlightenment” that one gets while under the influence of a hallucinogenic: it seems so PROFOUND in the moment, yet once the drug wears … Continue reading

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Metropolis: “Complete” As It Will Ever Be

Cinephiles can get batty over “lost” footage. Legends just grow in the telling. Erich von Stroheim’s Greed, based on the novel McTeague by Frank Norris, apparently ran for forty reels in its original version. Where did that footage go? Would … Continue reading

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At last: Metropolis in my metropolis

I am beyond excited about this. Is it May yet?

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Movie Poster: Metropolis

Another classic image. Ahead of its time in so many ways.

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