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The Resource The complete Metropolis, Kino International ; Kino Lorber ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production, distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (DVD videorecording)

The complete Metropolis, Kino International ; Kino Lorber ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production, distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The complete Metropolis
Title
The complete Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Kino International ; Kino Lorber ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production, distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou
Title variation
Metropolis
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers", she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart." -- www.imdb.com This newly restored version of the film is the closest yet to the version Fritz Lang debuted to theatrical audiences in 1927 Berlin. In 2008, a duplicate negative created from an original 1927 Argentinian theatrical print was discovered in Buenos Aires' Museo del Cine. Extensive preservation work on that and other footage, in addition to a newly acquired copy of Gottfried Huppertz' original performance score, and intertitles translated into English from German censorship records, has led to a newly edited story line, with rearranged shots and scenes
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TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Credits note
Camera, Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; original score by Gottfried Huppertz, performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, an ensemble of the Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH ; conductor, Frank Strobel ; instrumentation of missing portions, Marco Jovic ; restoration, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden, jointly with Deutsche-Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, in association with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires ; edition, Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel, Anke Wilkening
Language note
Silent film with English intertitles and music score
PerformerNote
Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1890-1976
  • 1888-1954
  • 1887-1937
  • 1879-1937
  • 1908-1996
  • 1890-1969
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  • Lang, Fritz
  • Harbou, Thea von
  • Huppertz, Gottfried
  • Jovic, Marco
  • Strobel, Frank
  • Abel, Alfred
  • Helm, Brigitte
  • Fröhlich, Gustav
  • Klein-Rogge, Rudolf
  • Freund, Karl
  • Rittau, Günther
  • Felix-Didier, Paula
  • Demenok, Artem
  • UFA (Firm)
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
  • Arte (Firm)
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
  • Südwestrundfunk (Germany)
  • Berliner Rundfunk
  • Rundfunkchor Berlin
  • Transit Film
  • Parufamet (Firm)
  • Kino International Corporation
Runtime
148
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  • Harbou, Thea von
  • Dystopias
  • Social classes
  • Social conflict
  • Robots
  • Industrialization
  • Science fiction films
  • Film adaptations
  • Silent films
  • Feature films
Technique
live action
Label
The complete Metropolis, Kino International ; Kino Lorber ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production, distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Two-disc special ed
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
  • Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou
Accompanying material
guide ([8] p.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1. Metropolis (ca. 149 min.) ; Disc 2. Voyage to Metropolis [ca. 55 min. ; 2010 ; Script and direction, Artem Demenok ; editor, Michael Auer ; directors of photography, Michael Boomers, Oleg Stinski ; narrator, Daniel May ; A production of Transit Film GmbH, in co-production with Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation ; commissioned by SWR, in cooperation with ARTE] -- Interview with Paula Félix-Didier [ca. 9 min. ; 2010 ; Interviewed by Rodrigo Brendão ; photographed by Filipe Bessa ; [produced by] Kino International Corp.] -- 2010 theatrical trailer
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (148 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329069025
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
K690
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn676836409
  • (OCoLC)676836409
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The complete Metropolis, Kino International ; Kino Lorber ; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung ; in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production, distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Two-disc special ed
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
  • Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou
Accompanying material
guide ([8] p.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1. Metropolis (ca. 149 min.) ; Disc 2. Voyage to Metropolis [ca. 55 min. ; 2010 ; Script and direction, Artem Demenok ; editor, Michael Auer ; directors of photography, Michael Boomers, Oleg Stinski ; narrator, Daniel May ; A production of Transit Film GmbH, in co-production with Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation ; commissioned by SWR, in cooperation with ARTE] -- Interview with Paula Félix-Didier [ca. 9 min. ; 2010 ; Interviewed by Rodrigo Brendão ; photographed by Filipe Bessa ; [produced by] Kino International Corp.] -- 2010 theatrical trailer
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (148 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329069025
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
K690
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn676836409
  • (OCoLC)676836409
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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