August 14, 2002


Kino International Presents : Fritz Lang's Metropolis
Fritz Lang is one of the great film noir directors--Scarlet Street and The Big Heat are especially good-- though, with the exception of the classic "M", which was the first German film to use sound, you seldom see his flicks on TV much anymore. And it's likely that his most enduring influence on Hollywood comes from a picture, Metropolis , that was a disaster of "Waterworld" proportions, nearly bankrupting the film studio that produced it and failing to make money. A silent dystopian epic, Lang's art design for the futuristic film, particularly the use of massive Art Deco sets has influenced nearly all science fiction films since and music videos by folks like Madonna.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 14, 2002 10:00 AM
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