Friday, November 21, 2014
Metropolis - Redux!?
One of the crazy things I remember from walking down Champs-Elysees in 1984 as a wide-eyed kid discovering Paris was the big movie posters at the big cinemas. The most impressive of the posters for me was Metropolis (I think it was featured, among other places, at the Gaumont Georges V), with the freaky retro-futuristic robot head. At the time I had no idea it was an old movie from 1927 by Fritz Lang (a great one, highly recommended!). What was even more confusing was that the poster was mostly advertizing the soundtrack by a certain Giorgio Moroder.