1920’s Sci-Fi: “Metropolis” (Silent Film)

March 20, 2012

“Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea Von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. This is the famous dance scene, where the artificial Maria bewitches the mighty men of Metropolis. This video contains the new found footage from Argentin. The cut with all the eyes was considered a breakthrough in special effects technique.”

Watch this scene and try not to laugh – its literally impossible. I realize that wasn’t the reaction the director was going for – however to his credit he truly created one of the most “unique” scenes in film history!

Source Credits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(film)


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