Space and Environment: Film Review
The scene of which the machine-man had appeared (shown in figure 3) in wasdescribed to be one of the most influential scenes throughout history.
impossibly vast skyscraper-ziggurats (inspired, it's said, by his first view of theManhattan skyline) are the blueprint for nearly every science-fiction movie city of
the past 30 years.”
The human-woman design was said to be ahuge influence upon the creation of C3PO.Figure four shows Maria, a character who Lang used to express the idea of equality between workers. In this film, Lang strongly contrasts the rich against the poor workers, he shows the bad treatment and lack of acknowledge of achievement at work that poor workers have. Lang uses the mystery of themachine man to build up mystery and excitement for the audience, however at the end all is chaos.
‘Fritz Lang has an overt message in mi
nd, one that almost becomes didactic, that those in power should treat the lower class with
Lang uses this scene to depict the bad relationshipbetween workers, which could represent the destruction of the city, asrepresented in his film.
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