Posts Tagged ‘metropolis’


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I’ve been fascinated by this movie ever since I watched it on the big screen back in 1984 with my best friend. However, this Metropolis was the not original per se but an updated version by Giorgio Moroder. Going into this, I knew that there were changes to the film such as the big C word COLOR and a rock score. With the former, the color aspect is not as horrific to watch as the early days of colorizing old b&w films. The shots themselves had different colored hues which was not only visually appealing but added another layer and distinction to the world above and the world below.

As for the rock score, this was the height of 80’s music for me and who does not  love Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, and Bonnie Tyler to name a few plus to boot, Giorgio himself who set out to re-create this version. While I will always associate him to the Cat People soundtrack,which played an important part of my life but  a story for another time, he also worked on the Electric Dreams soundtrack; another classic 80’s film. I can appreciate the original version, Giorgio’s version and now with the updated version, I can not wait to re-watch all versions of this incredible film really soon. Below is a trailer to version I’ve been talking about. After that, read more about the new update

Fritz Lang's Metropolis -remasteredThe masterpiece of German cinema by director Fritz Lang, 1927’s Metropolis has been influencing filmmakers since it was first shown to the public. An evocative and existential tale of humanity, Metropolis is renowned for its breathtaking special effects. From the Tower of Babel to the construction of the robot Maria, the film is a marvel of cinematic majesty. A silent film, the movie has been released with several different soundtracks, ranging f … Read More

via The Daily P.O.P.


Having not gone to bed after my long road trip back from Tampa, I discovered this news about Metropolis. I have seen both the original movie as well as the updated version by Giorgio Moroder back in 1984. While the purist will argue that the silent film was done right by Moroder, I still believe that his contribution should be appreciated on its own merits. Check at the end of this entry for the YouTube clips of Moroder’s version of Metropolis.

Now, there is news about a lost scene that has surfaced in Buenos Aires. I am truly eager to see this as this movie by Fritz Lang really help set the tone and the vision for the science fiction movie genre.

The news is being reported by the AP as well as other sites. Rather than sending you off to another site, I am going to copy and paste on my blog. However, I will include the link just on the off chance you still want to go to the site; which you can click here.

Staff members of the Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken in Buenos Aires, found the missing scenes which had been considered lost up to now, in a 16mm Negative.

The tale of the concision of “Metropolis” is well-known. The film is renowned for the story of its restoration which began in the 1960s in the national Film archive of the German Democratic Republic, to the source critical reconstruction of the Film museum Munich (E. Patalas) in the 1980s, up until the film was digitally restored through Mr. Martin Koerber on behalf of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden in the year 2001. This restoration, which is based on the version of the Film museum Munich and on materials of the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv (Federal Archive / Filmarchive), Berlin, was completed not only with these two institutions but also with other partners of the Deutscher Kinematheksverbund (Association of German Film Archives)

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