Response to Metropolis

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Response to Metropolis Fritz Lang's Metropolis is a very powerful movie with various underlying meanings that allow the viewer to determine for himself. The movie itself is extremely difficult and hard to follow, although the essay "The Vamp and the Machine: Technology and Sexuality in Fritz Lang's Metropolis" written by Andreas Huyssen provided many helpful insights to aid in understanding the movie. Many of Huyssen's idea's are a bit extreme, but none the less the essay is very beneficial. His extreme views include ideas of castration and how it relates with the female robot, and sexulaity and how it relates technology. Although these ideas are extreme he does also provide many interesting ideas. One of the issues that was raised is the idea of the relationship between femininty, technology and sexuality. The relationship between all of these qualities converse in one character, Maria. The real Maria has many roles thoughout the movie, including one who cares for the workers children, a preacher of peace for the workers, and one who loves Freder. The machi...

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  • Analyzes how the essay "the vamp and the machine: technology and sexuality in fritz lang's metropolis" by andreas huyssen provides helpful insights to aid in understanding the movie.
  • Analyzes how the relationship between femininty, technology and sexuality converses in one character, maria. the robot being a woman is in no way representing the threat of castration to feder.
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