Why You Have to See This Release of Metropolis (in a Movie Theater)

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 9, 2010 in Cinema

Queen: Record sleeve for Radio Ga Ga the music video of which incorporated a great deal of footage from Metropolis

Above: The record sleeve for the Queen single Radio Ga Ga the music video of which incorporated a great deal of footage from Metropolis.

The last time fandom was this excited about Metropolis was the 80s: It was no secret that Ridley Scott borrowed some of his inspiration from the film when making Blade Runner – and the highpoint was the Giorgio Moroder 1984 release of the film. I have a great deal of love for the Moroder release as it made the film cool to a new generation with it MTV soundtrack (that and Moroder is a musical genius). So I had mixed feelings about seeing the current release of Metropolis as I wondered if I could this film with a fresh eye yet again, and I’m glad to say that I did. Read more…

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Fritz Lang: Behind the Scenes with a Master Science Fiction Filmmaker

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 7, 2010 in Cinema

Metropolis: On the set with the minitaures

Fritz LangWhen I came across the above photo I was blown away: I’ve seen Metropolis and looked at so many stills — yet I never came across a image that represented so well the amazing amount of work that went into this film. So I set on a quest to locate other behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work that Fritz Lang did before he fled Germany in 1933: Read more…

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