Friday, July 25, 2008

Metropolis at the NGV

We went to see Metropolis - a science fiction film created by Austrian-German director Fritz Lang. It was produced in Germany and released in 1927.It was the most expensive silent film of the time, costing approximately 7 million Reichsmark (equivalent to around $28 million USD in 2007) to make.

The sets were striking. Stark black and white architectural images of Lang's imagined city of 2026 - based on New York which was the most modern city of the time.

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