Hello readers! For those of you who may not have time to watch Metropolis (a beautiful restored version is currently streaming on Netflix), I have taken the Executive Nerd initiative and created a learning aid for you. Following is a screenshot gallery of the entire 2.5 hour fully restored version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Yes, I watched the whole movie twice this week. Yes, I’ll probably watch it again. And yes, I made a screenshot gallery of the entire movie’s significant images, as well as all the text placards! For a sense of scale, the total image gallery is about 1,000 images, so if you looked at each image for 3 seconds, it would take you about 50 minutes to process the movie. It is likely you will look at many of the images for less than 3 seconds. Also, feel free to ask me anything about plot points, as I am now well versed.
The film Metropolis is divided into three parts: Prelude, Intermezzo, and Furioso. Because it generates so many images, I have broken this project up into two posts. This post contains Prelude and Intermezzo. The subsequent post contains Furioso.
The restored version is very earnestly reconstructed, including a fresh score. I highly recommend watching it. But if you’d rather absorb the movie in 1/3 of the time it takes to watch, you may want to experience this slideshow.
REMEMBER: Be reading Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl for the Monday after. It’s a fat book!
Metropolis (Prelude & Intermezzo), Fritz Lang – 1927