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ºMeLropolls" fllm revlew

'MeLropolls' ls 133 mlnuLes longţ fanLasLlcţ fuLurlsLlc movle dlrecLed by lrlLz LangŦ Movle was fllmed ln
1927ţ 8erllnţ CermanyŦ º SomeLlme ln Lhe fuLureţ Lhe clLy of MeLropolls ls home Lo a uLoplan socleLy where
lLs wealLhy resldenLs llve a carefree llfeŦ" (lmbţ unknown) 1he sLory llne baslcally Lells abouL a fuLurlsLlc clLy
MeLropollsţ where upper class llves carefree llfe and workers llve ln a secreL underground worldŦ 1he
underground world runs Lhe machlnery of an uLoplan MeLropolls clLyţ whlch ls owned by wealLhy !oh
lredersenŦ lrederţ Lhe son of Lhe MaLropolls clLy owner falls ln love wlLh a beauLlfulţ lower class glrl MarlaŦ
lreder fallows and dlscovers workers underground clLy and Lrles Lo help workers Lo lmprove Lhelr llfe
condlLlonŦ (lmdbţ unknown)

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1he movle can be conslderaLe as one of Lhe flrsLs good examples of sclenceŴflcLlon fllmsţ ln whole Lhe
movle hlsLoryŦ 1hls movle was one of Lhe lnsplraLlonal polnL for fuLure movles such as ``Alphavllleţƌƌ
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``Lscape lrom LŦAŦţƌƌ ``CaLLacaţƌƌŦ As well as we can see LhaL lL was also used as lnsplraLlon for Lhe baLman
sLory movlesŦ As Lhe example we can Lake CoLham clLyŦ AL LhaL Llmeţ blg budgeL fllmţ has excepLlonally
greaL envlronmenL whaL baslcally dlsLlngulsh lL from any oLher movleţ whlch was fllm before ūMeLropollsºŦ
º``MeLropollsƌƌ employed vasL seLsţ 23ţ000 exLras and asLonlshlng speclal effecLs Lo creaLe Lwo worldsť Lhe
greaL clLy of MeLropollsţ wlLh lLs sLadlumsţ skyscrapers and expressways ln Lhe skyţ and Lhe subLerranean
workersƌ clLyţ where Lhe clock face shows 10 hours Lo cram anoLher day lnLo Lhe workweekŦ" Movle ls same
as ºCablneL of urŦ Cagllarl" ls Lhe greaL example of Cerman expresslonlsmŦ (LberLţ 1998)

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lurLhermoreţ Lhls movle ls also looklng aL Lhe PlsLorlcal background and has pollLlcal message ln lLŦ º1he
messageţ lf anyţ has always been a sub[ecL for conLroversy Ŵ noL surprlslnglyţ for Langƌs pollLlcal aLLlLudes
durlng Lhe 1wenLles were sufflclenLly far Lo Lhe lefL for hlm Lo be rooLedly anLlŴnazl and laLer Lo geL hlm
lnLo Lrouble wlLh Lhe Pollywood wlLchŴhunLersŦ" (LenlnporLsţ unknown)Ŧ 1he movle shows Lhe flghL
beLween good and bad sldesŦ So Lhe upper class can be seen as nazlsm and all PlLler's ldeology followersŦ
And Lhe lowerţ worker class whlch llves underground as oLher peopleţ flghLlng agalnsL Lhe evllŦ

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LberLţ 8oger (1998) MeLropolls fllm revlew (onllne)
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sedţ 14Ŧ11Ŧ11Ž
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llgure 1ţ flgure 2ţ flgure 3ţ LenlnmporLs (unknown) (onllne)hLLpť//wwwŦlenlnlmporLsŦcom/meLropollsŦhLml
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