Thursday, August 4, 2022

Metropolis - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Metropolis, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

You can check out more of Kyle's work at Boston Hassle using the link below:


If you'd like to watch the full movie itself, that's available here:
Here's the original English-language program that was issued in theaters for the film's release in 1927:

Tim wasbn't a fan of Thea von Harbou's original novel, but if you're curious to give it a read, you can find a PDF of the book here:

In this feature-length interview, filmed in 1975, Metropolis' famed director Fritz Lang discusses his career with fellow director William Friedkin:

The film has had a profound influence on musicians and particularly music videos. Here's the video for Radio Ga Ga that Tim mentioned:

And here's the video for Madonna's hit single Express Yourself:

As we mentioned, music producer Giorgio Moroder created his own restoration of the film scored using popular musicians like Jon Anderson and Freddie Mercury. Check out the trailer for that 1984 version here:

Thanks for listening!

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