Monday, February 15, 2010

Berlin Film Festival: The Complete Metropolis Exhibition

The Complete Metropolis (exhibition) at Deutsche Kinemathek, Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz, Potsdamer Strasse 2. 15 Feb 2010.

The book: Deutsche Kinemathek (Hg.): Fritz Langs Metropolis. München: Belleville Verlag, 2010, 400 S., 600 Abbildungen.

A wonderful exhibition and a high quality coffee table book to celebrate the new 2010 reconstruction of the quasi-complete Metropolis (1927) incorporating the lost footage found in Buenos Aires.

"Tief unter der Erde lag die Stadt der Arbeiter". The stark and disquieting vision of the divided world is still unfortunately valid.

The dance of the fake Maria: the darkly satirical view of the abuse of female sexuality is explicitly reflected in the image of Madonna, with direct links to Brigitte Helm's performance.

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