The Resource Metropolis, Kino International, Kino Lorber ; F.W. Murnau Stiftung in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou

Metropolis, Kino International, Kino Lorber ; F.W. Murnau Stiftung in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou

Label
Metropolis
Title
Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Kino International, Kino Lorber ; F.W. 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
Complete Metropolis
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Conductor
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Narrator
Performer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • zxx
  • eng
  • ger
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. Soon after its premiere, Metropolis was severely shortened and altered. Since then, more than a quarter of the film was assumed to have been lost. In 2008, an almost complete version of the film was discovered in Buenos Aires. The material was heavily damaged and, because it had been printed on 16mm film stock, does not have the full-aperture silent picture ratio. Utilizing the footage from Argentina, a virtually complete Metropolis has been reconstructed and its proper editing has been restored. The text of the intertitles was taken from German censorship records and has been translated into English. In order to maintain the scale of the restored footage, the missing portion of the frame appears black. Black frames indicate points at which footage is still lost. Intertitles in a different typeface have been added to summarize the contents of the missing scenes
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Characteristic
videorecording
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Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
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Credits note
Music by Gottfried Huppertz ; performed by the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin ; conducted by Frank Strobel ; set design, Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht ; camera, Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; sculptor, Walter Schultze-Mittendorf
Dewey number
791.4372
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Language note
Silent film with English intertitles and music score
LC call number
  • PT2615.A62
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • M42 2010
  • .M4752 2010
PerformerNote
Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Erwin Biswanger, Heinrich George, Brigitte Helm
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  • 1890-1976
  • 1888-1954
  • 1890-1969
  • 1887-1937
  • 1881-1960
  • 1893-1979
  • 1886-1973
  • 1879-1937
  • 1891-1976
  • 1883-1954
  • 1896-1970
  • 1893-1946
  • 1908-1996
  • 1962-
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  • Lang, Fritz
  • Harbou, Thea von
  • Freund, Karl
  • Rittau, Günther
  • Huppertz, Gottfried
  • Strobel, Frank
  • Hunte, Otto
  • Kettelhut, Erich
  • Vollbrecht, Karl
  • Abel, Alfred
  • Fröhlich, Gustav
  • Klein-Rogge, Rudolf
  • Rasp, Fritz
  • Loos, Theodor
  • Biswanger, Erwin
  • George, Heinrich
  • Helm, Brigitte
  • Demenok, Artem
  • May, Daniel
  • Felix-Didier, Paula
  • Berliner Rundfunk
  • Kino Lorber, Inc
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
  • Association relative à la télévision européenne
  • Transit Film
  • UFA (Firm)
  • Südwestrundfunk (Germany)
  • Kino International Corporation
Runtime
148
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  • Twenty-first century
  • Authoritarianism
  • Totalitarianism
  • Labor disputes
  • Social classes
  • Social conflict
  • Robots
  • Industrialization
Technique
live action
Label
Metropolis, Kino International, Kino Lorber ; F.W. Murnau Stiftung in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Metropolis, the novel by Thea von Harbou, first appeared in the magazine Illustriertes Blatt, Frankfurt
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
Accompanying material
1 film notes booklet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • disc 2.
  • Voyage to Metropolis
  • script and director, Artem Demenok ; directors of photography, Michael Boomers, Oleg Stinski ; editor, Michael Auer ; producer, Loy W. Arnold ; a production by Transit Film Gmbh in co-production with Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation ; commissioned by SWR in cooperation with ARTE ; narrator, Daniel May ; translator, Jason Hodges
  • (55 min., 2010)
  • Interview with Paual Felix-Didier
Control code
ocn676836409
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (148 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
738329069025
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
K690
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)676836409
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Metropolis, Kino International, Kino Lorber ; F.W. Murnau Stiftung in association with ZDF and ARTE ; Transit Film ; an UFA production distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Metropolis, the novel by Thea von Harbou, first appeared in the magazine Illustriertes Blatt, Frankfurt
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927
Accompanying material
1 film notes booklet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • disc 2.
  • Voyage to Metropolis
  • script and director, Artem Demenok ; directors of photography, Michael Boomers, Oleg Stinski ; editor, Michael Auer ; producer, Loy W. Arnold ; a production by Transit Film Gmbh in co-production with Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation ; commissioned by SWR in cooperation with ARTE ; narrator, Daniel May ; translator, Jason Hodges
  • (55 min., 2010)
  • Interview with Paual Felix-Didier
Control code
ocn676836409
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (148 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
738329069025
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
K690
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)676836409
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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