The Resource Metropolis, an UFA production ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (electronic resource)

Metropolis, an UFA production ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (electronic resource)

Label
Metropolis
Title
Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
an UFA production ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou
Title variation
Fritz Lang's Metropolis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
sil
Summary
Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state-of-the-art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, Metropolis can be appreciated in its full glory. It is, as A. O. Scott of The New York Times declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would-be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927."Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, many of which presage such sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Fritz Lang
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Theodor Loos, Heinrich George, Fritz Rasp, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrüchen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1890-1976
  • 1888-1954
  • 1908-1996
  • 1879-1937
  • 1883-1954
  • 1893-1946
  • 1891-1976
  • 1890-1969
  • 1887-1937
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lang, Fritz
  • Harbou, Thea von
  • Helm, Brigitte
  • Fröhlich, Gustav
  • Klein-Rogge, Rudolf
  • Abel, Alfred
  • Loos, Theodor
  • George, Heinrich
  • Rasp, Fritz
  • Freund, Karl
  • Rittau, Günther
  • Huppertz, Gottfried
  • Patalas, Enno
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Twenty-first century
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Metropolis, an UFA production ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11046832
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 124 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11046832
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Metropolis, an UFA production ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11046832
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 124 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11046832
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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