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MetropolisIn August 2011 we watched the German movie 'Metropolis' from 1927, directed by Fritz Lang. Much of it was thought lost over time but in 2008 a copy of the original directors cut was found in a museum in Argentina. It was restored and listed in Unesco's Memory of the world register. And if Unesco says it's worth it... ;-)
It was cool to see, but since it was a silent movie I felt the urge to come up with alternative spoken lines and got into a goofy mood. In my version Freder and Josaphat were lovers and Freder had a hard time choosing between Josaphat and Maria, whilst Joh Fredersen wasn't too happy for his son to be in a relationship with a man (and employee!). Seriously though, the US-version of the movie was shortened and got a different storyline from the German original, which goes to show there's more than one possible storyline for it.
Big sets, dramatic acting, na´ve. You can't watch it with today's critic eye but it sure has its charm. The wiki says there's a 1984 reconstructed version with a soundtrack by rock artists, I would like to watch that one!
Geplaatst op 26-10-2012.