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  Metropolis (1927)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Though this was clearly not the best way to see Metropolis, I was still left with an impression of this supposed classic as a dusty museum piece that was praised by critics because they were expected to like it.
Of course, the real strength of Metropolis isn't the story, which is pretty silly and probably wouldn't have worked in anything but a silent film, but its amazing visuals, which in their scale and ambitiousness look forward to 2001 and Blade Runner.
In addition to being a pioneering example of the cinematic possibilities of science fiction, Metropolis also has to be one of the earliest disaster films, as the workers riot and sabotage the machines, endangering the entire city.
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  Metropolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A metropolis (in Greek metera = mother and polis = city/town) is a major city (nowadays in most cases with a population of at least one million), which is a significant economical, political and cultural center for some country or region, and usually an important hub for international connections and communications.
In this sense "metropolitan" usually means "spanning the whole metropolis" (as in "metropolitan administration"); or "proper of a metropolis" (as in "metropolitan life", and opposed to "provincial" or "rural").
A metropolis isn't necessarily a global city, or being one, it could not be among the top ranking due to its poor standards of living, development, and lack of infrastructures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolis   (641 words)

 Metropolis 1927 - Film Archive - Posters, Lobby Cards, Postcards - Part 1: 1927
Metropolis is a film full of spectacular imagery - the robot, cityscape, the workers, and the machines all provided material for the promotional artists of the day, given the task of selling the film to a contemporary audience.
As a result, Metropolis is well served by posters, window cards and lobby cards, the majority produced by Ufa and Paramount in association with the film's initial release during 1927-8.
The most notable of the Metropolis posters is the original three-sheet Schulz-Neudamm image, bearing the head of the robot starring blankly out at the viewer, and framed by a background tall skyscrapers and distinctive art deco lettering.
www.michaelorgan.org.au /Metroja.htm   (1393 words)

 Metropolis Daily - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since it is free of charge and easily accessible, many people like to get one on their way to school or work.
According to Metropolis, the paper can be read in a "19-minute commute" as the articles inside are usually short and laconic; readers can scan through the paper so quickly that they can grab a brief understanding of the news within minutes.
Readers can read the on-line edition of Metropolis all over the world by simply registering as users at its official site, and it is totally free.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolis_Daily   (463 words)

 Metropolis, Superman's Hometown, Metropolis, Illinois
Metropolis is the the self-proclaimed "Hometown of Superman," celebrating its local hero every possible way it can.
Then, very cautiously, Metropolis scraped together a thousand bucks in 1986 and put up a seven-foot fiberglass Superman in the town square.
Hence, Metropolis would be Superman's hometown since it is the first place on earth he appeared and was named." But Clark Kent was Superboy in Smallville.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/ILMETsuper.html   (614 words)

Metropolis also pioneered the "Schufftan Process" a revolutionary method of combining live action and miniatures and had the largest budget ever for a European production.
Metropolis, of course, deals with the same theme as many SF movies, from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, to Blade Runner to A.I.: In an increasingly technological world, what does it mean to be human?
The Fuhrer "loved" Metropolis, he was told, saying, "Here is a man who can give us great Nazi films!" Lang realized with some nervousness the gravity of his situation when Goebbels offered to make him an honorary Aryan in spite of his Jewish mother.
www.moviediva.com /MD_root/reviewpages/MDMetropolis.htm   (1272 words)

 Metropolis - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Metropolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Metropolis is located on the Ohio River, 11 km/7 mi northwest of Paducah, Kentucky.
A settlement established nearby in 1796 and Metropolis City (founded 1839) combined to form the modern city, which is a centre for agricultural products and timber.
In recognition of the fact that the city in the Superman comic books is called ‘Metropolis’, a statue of the superhero has been erected here, and a Superman Festival is held every year in June.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /metropolis   (290 words)

 Metropolis Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In Canada, the Metropolis Project is built upon partnerships between all levels of government, academic researchers and community organizations in four Centres of Excellence
Metropolis Policy Briefs provide a concise overview of existing research and discuss the policy implications of that research.
After six years of valuable research, on the topics of public policies, the Canadian Metropolis project undertakes Phase II of the project.
canada.metropolis.net /main_e.html   (290 words)

 Amazon.com: Metropolis (Restored Authorized Edition): DVD: Alfred Abel,Gustav Fröhlich,Brigitte Helm,Rudolf ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
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.
Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS was very successful with both critics and audiences when it debuted in 1927 Berlin--but it was thereafter edited for distribution by Channing Pollock, who disliked it and removed great chunks of the film and substantially altered the storyline.
Metropolis is a science fiction film but it's also a political statement favoring a christian and humanistic resolution to the raging conflicts between the capitalist magnates and the industrial workers in 1920's Germany.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007L4MJ?v=glance   (3063 words)

 Anime News Network - Review
Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, Metropolis presents another classic tale that should be considered a staple in any true Anime lover's collection.
Metropolis marks another milestone by being released by a mainstream label, Columbia Tristar.
The animation for Metropolis is top-notch, with a lot of attention given to every detail in the mixing of traditional cell animation and computer generated images.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /reviews/display.php?id=284   (989 words)

 Call Accounting Software for Hotels and Businesses by Metropolis Technologies
With several thousand installations, 14 years in business and a reputation for excellent customer service and technical support, Metropolis Technologies is the leading call accounting provider for hotels and businesses.
ProfitWatch is one of the most widely-used call accounting systems in hospitality due to its innovative features, flexibility and ease of use.
When combined with Metropolis' reputation for excellent customer service and support, it is easy to see why ProfitWatch is the preferred call tracking choice for thousands of hoteliers.
www.metropolis.com   (238 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Metropolis (Titular See)
Metropolis is now completely destroyed, its ruins being visible in a place called Tratsa in the nahié of Torbali and the vilayet (Turkish province) of Smyrna, quite close to the river Caystrus.
The neighbouring village of Torbali has been built up with stone once used in the structures of ancient Metropolis and, at Tratsa, there may still be seen a portion of its wall, also its theatre and acropolis, the latter formed of huge blocks, while the olive groves are dotted with architectural ruins.
This Metropolis, however, must not be confounded with two cities of the same name, one of which was in Phrygia and the other in Thessaly.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10244b.htm   (294 words)

 Metropolis at Binary Bonsai
I've only seen Metropolis once, back in 2000, when I was writing my Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep paper, and I dare say I wasn't quite ready for it back then.
Fritz Lang, the (and I do not use this word lightly) visionary director of Metropolis, uses the polarized technology-dependent society of Metropolis to pull into perspective the industrialization of Europe in the early 20th century, the segregation of the classes in Europe at the time as well as the God-syndrome tendencies of maniacal scientists.
Metropolis is one of those amazing movies that will have an impact on me for the rest of my life.
binarybonsai.com /archives/2005/11/30/metropolis   (1312 words)

 Classic Sci-Fi: Metropolis
Freder is the son of the autocrat of Metropolis -- inoffensive, yet ignorant and pampered.
Rotwang falls, and Metropolis' autocrat, who had been sure his son was lost, is reconciled with the workers, and there is promise of a new, more equal synergy between the rulers and the ruled.
Its aesthetic tastes are solid: the vaulting, Art Deco of the ruling, futuristic upper-world contrasted with the crumbling mortar of the oppressed who build the future, yet are barred from it.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue37/classic.html   (528 words)

 Fritz Lang and Metropolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Lang's masterpieces include Metropolis (1927), (Kaplan 232) in which a magnificent futuristic city is maintained by workers enslaved underground; M (1931), his first sound film, a psychological thriller about a compulsive murderer; and two studies of the criminal mind, Dr. Mabuse (1922) and The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse (1933).
Metropolis was produced by UFA (Universum-Film-Aktiengesellschaft), directed by Fritz Lang, and his wife Thea Von Harbou.
The city of Metropolis is a crowded one where people are either of the privileged elite, or of the repressed, impoverished masses.
www.persocom.com.br /brasilia/erika.htm   (2434 words)

Metropolis, considered by some to be the greatest Science Fiction film of all time, is truly a tribute to the imaginations of director Fritz Lang, and author Thea Von Harbou.
She was supposed to sow discord among the workers of Metropolis disguised as Maria, a teacher of peace.
She leads the workers in believing that a mediator will come to Metropolis and bridge the gap between them, the hands, and Joh Fredersen, the brain.
verdantmetropolis.homestead.com /metroindex.html   (869 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Metropolis
Metropolis was first published in Britain in an anonymous translation (1927).
I first saw Metropolis during a Lang retrospective on Radio-Canada some 25 years ago, no musical accompaniment, no colourization, German titles, and damn if it wasn't one of the coolest films I'd ever seen (OK, admittedly I was already a huge silent film fan).
Still, the novel is a remarkably powerful and forward-thinking dystopia, and the final scenes of the destruction of the city of Metropolis, as Mr.
www.sfsite.com /04b/me126.htm   (611 words)

 Metropolis: Design Environment for Heterogeneous Systems
This calls for a design environment in which systems can be unambiguously represented throughout the abstraction levels, the design problems can be mathematically formulated, and tools can be incorporated to solve some of the problems automatically.
Metropolis consists of an infrastructure, a tool set, and design methodologies for various application domains.
Other Metropolis presentations such as DAC Overviews from other years.
www.gigascale.org /metropolis   (227 words)

 Amazon.com: Metropolis: DVD: Rin Tarô,Yuka Imoto,Kei Kobayashi,Kouki Okada,Jamieson Price,Junpei Takeguchi,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Adapted from Osamu Tezuka's 1949 manga, Metropolis (in Japanese with English subtitles) is an opulently beautiful film that fails to present a coherent story worthy of its extraordinary visuals.
"Metropolis" is a gorgeously rendered futuristic world where robots and humans mingle, usually not without friction.
The intricate politics of Metropolis are based on three tiers - the upper class, a vast and impoverished lower class, and beneath all else, the robots.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005V4XG?v=glance   (2429 words)

 Fritz Lang & 'Metropolis' >> German-Hollywood Connection
The silent classic Metropolis was created in Germany in 1925-26 by the Austrian director Fritz Lang in collaboration with his wife, Thea von Harbou (1888-1954).
Less successful than Metropolis (partly because it was silent just as sound was coming in), Frau im Mond (“The Woman in the Moon” - now on DVD) was also based on a story written by von Harbou.
His Metropolis cameraman, Karl Freund (1890-1969), a fellow Austrian who had left Germany years before Lang, was very successful in working behind the camera on countless Hollywood productions, including Dracula (1931) and Key Largo (1948).
www.germanhollywood.com /metrop_1.html   (833 words)

 Metropolis (Transit-Universum Film PAL Region 2 vs. Film sans Frontières PAL Region 2)
Metropolis became the first full-length feature film in Europe to be restored using high-resolution digital restoration.
This is more than a metaphor: owing to a fortunate combiantion of receptivity and confusion, Lang's scriptwriter, Thea von Harbou, was not only sensitive to all undercurrents of the time, but indiscriminately passed on whatever happened to haunt her imagination.
In Metropolis, as in all his films, Lang handles lighting admirably: the futuristic city appears as a superb pyramidal accumulation of shimmering sky-scrapers.
www.celtoslavica.de /chiaroscuro/films/metropolis/metro.html   (2869 words)

 Metropolis (1926) - German film history by Thomas Staedeli
Metropolis is a huge industrial town divided into an upper and a lower town.
Together with the huge sceneries which were built as high as two meters, some such as the gigantic heart machine for the production of the energy or the sport stadium for the youth were built in life size.
At the beginning of "Metropolis" Fröhlich was only scheduled for a part as one of the workmen but four weeks after the beginning he was promoted leading actor by Fritz Lang when Thea von Harbou call her husband's attention to Fröhlich.
www.cyranos.ch /metrop-e.htm   (6486 words)

 NPR's Morning Edition -- Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The new film is a collaboration between two of the biggest names in Japanese animation -- one living, and one dead.
This animated version of Metropolis is directed by Hayashi Shigeyuki, who goes by the name of Rintaro.
After it opens in theaters, Metropolis will be released in March as a special edition DVD.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/2002/jan/metropolis/020124.metropolis.html   (508 words)

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Metropolis (1927), expensive in the making, controversial in the outcome, is not so far off the mark.
By hacking away at Metropolis like this, they severed the meaning behind some of the scenes involving John Fredersen, master of Metropolis, and the evil scientist Rotwang, who was once very much in love with Hel (and not as evil as the film depicts).
This soul is in the body of Freder Fredersen, son of Joh Fredersen, the master of Metropolis (his name is John in the film).
home.comcast.net /~flickhead/Metropolis.html   (1773 words)

 Metropolis Magazine
Human-Centered Worlds: The Next Frontier—Integrating Social Sustainability with Green Design
The 2008 Metropolis Next Generation® Design Competition Launch Event @ Greenbuild
Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in Art—Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
www.metropolismag.com   (460 words)

 Metropolis Announces Two Winners for its 2005 Next Generation Design Prize | Metropolis Magazine
Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy announces the winners of the 2005 Next Generation Design Competition.
Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy looks on as 2005 Next Generation Design Competition winner Alisa Andrasek gives her acceptance speech.
Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy and 2005 Next Generation Design Competition winner Joseph Hagerman as he's honored for his winning idea.
www.metropolismag.com /cda/story.php?artid=1276   (332 words)

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