Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Architecture of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'

 
Metropolis is the 1926 film by Fritz Lang and contains some of the most forward-reaching and futuristic visions of city life of its time. This imposing film has some of the most impressive scenery and visuals of any production of its time.


For me it seems to have a very strange sorts of surreal, almost Steampunk vibe about it. Albiet one closer to the high-rise horror of modern Asian cities then the Victorian romanticism we're used to.


Its inspiration seems to come mainly from the New York and Chicago skylines of its era taken to a whole other level, adding huge sun-obscuring gaints with great churning machines in its underbelly.


For those who haven't seen it yet I would thoroughly recommend it for its subversive take on the optimistic views of the future during that decade.


Trailer:

7 comments:

tearinox said...

Interesting looking movie. The architecture definitely looks very cool!

-DO- said...

amazing movie, and awesome architecture.

PvtCarlin said...

Looks legit mate! Good find.

leanmeansteen said...

yesss the original metropolis is awesome, like a sci fi great gatsby. the japanese anime metropolis is cool too. they went a lil more steampunk w/ that one and the story is loosely based on the original.

SilverSon said...

That's extremely cool. Thanks.

Blog_Master_Flex said...

Reminds me of something out of george orwells 1984!

Eric P said...

that is some amazing architecture! I'm definitely going to watch that movie, Metropolis.