Lost Metropolis footage found

Up to half an hour of additional footage for Frtiz Lang’s seminal noir film Metropolis has been found in an Argentinean museum’s archives. The scenes were cut from the film after its initially disastrous debut in Berlin, in 1927. Metropolis has been frequently criticised for its moments of incomprehensibility in the story, however, it seems … Continued

metropolis.jpgUp to half an hour of additional footage for Frtiz Lang’s seminal noir film Metropolis has been found in an Argentinean museum’s archives.

The scenes were cut from the film after its initially disastrous debut in Berlin, in 1927. Metropolis has been frequently criticised for its moments of incomprehensibility in the story, however, it seems as if this extra footage certainly make it a much more understandable experience, such as why the mob mistakes Maria for her gynoid doppelganger.

Metropolis has had an enormous impact on the science-fiction genre and cinema in general, having directly inspired films such as Blade Runner, and has had a massive impact in music, comics and literary spheres. This story was originally sourced from The Guardian.

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