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  • Metropolis And Metropolis

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    “For me, cinema is a vice. I love it intimately” (Fritz Lang). This is an extremely powerful quote, showing the dedication and love for cinematography, by influential filmmaker, screenwriter, and on rare occasions an actor; Fritz Lang. Metropolis (1927) and Fury (1936) are two films both directed by Fritz Lang, with some similarities and many differences, with focus on the difference of locations (where the films were influenced, produced, distributed and exhibited). It is hypothesized that these

  • Metropolis Symphony

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    Haydn, and Mozart were pieces written with music that was not influenced by non-musical ideas. Other symphonies that have been written that are programmatic are Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Symphony no. 3 "Pastoral" by Vaughan Williams, and Metropolis Symphony by Michael Daugherty. This paper will show the similarities and differences between the programmatic symphonies of Beethoven, Berlioz, and Daugherty. Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827 The first major programmatic symphony was written

  • Metropolis

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    Metropolis Set around the year 2000, Metropolis is a depiction of the future, yet it is viewed more intensely in the twenties style. In this view we can truly appreciate the work, without the cynicism of todays standards, for the marvel that it is. The "costliest and most ambitious picture ever screened in Europe"(Jensen) the film was premiered on January 10, 1927 at the UFA Palace, in Berlin, before an enormous audience which included many members of the political and artistic hierarchy

  • Man and Metropolis

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    Man and Metropolis Since the release of the Fritz Lang’s film, Metropolis has been charged negatively. This concept characterizes a living space of people, which is captured until the private sphere by the technical functionality, but not rationality; nothing further from the truth, because, as the researchers say, the logic of technology is nothing, but a continuation of the logic of nature. What is more, technical development achieved success, because it was just a natural and addressed to the

  • Women as Sexual Objects in Metropolis

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    Women as Sexual Objects in Metropolis In the film Metropolis, I feel women are basically represented as a sexual object. Also in my opinion certain male figures were the dominant images throughout the whole movie. Some may believe that at one point, the robot-Maria was a dominant figure but I believe the robot was just a technological advancement to increase the view that women are seen as sexual objects. Why was the robot created in Metropolis in the form of a woman? This is a question that

  • 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

  • Multifaceted Psyches of Metropolis

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    his “brothers”. Moreover, starting from this moment on Freder becomes the “mediator”, attempting to incite dialogue between the rulers of Metropolis and the working class. This is also a direct biblical allusion since according to the Bible, Christ came to earth as a med... ... middle of paper ... ...ter the film has been released the issues that Metropolis are still relevant. While the critics of the 1920s where quick to harshly criticize the film, new generations have found it inspiring and

  • Portrayal of Women in the Movie (Film), Metropolis

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    Portrayal of Women in the Movie (Film), Metropolis Women were represented in different ways throughout the movie Metropolis, but the underlying theme was women were seen as purely sexual. Maria was seen as the nurturer in the film, but also as a sexual object. She was the one who preached for peace and harmony down in the catacombs to the workers. Maria was also the nurturing maternal figure that was seen walking into the garden with all of the poor children. The vamp, on the other hand, was

  • Multifaceted Psyches of Metropolis

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    Home to a futuristic society, Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang, presents a city in which society has been physically divided to achieve perfection. According to Norden “With its motifs and its portrayal of workers as machinelike automatons (they even move about mechanically), 'Metropolis' unmistakably bears the mark of Futurism” (Norden 109). This society is divided into two classes: the thinkers who are the wealthy rulers of the city, and the workers, who work literally underground to provide for

  • Los Angeles; A Diverse Metropolis

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    Los Angeles; A Diverse Metropolis People always wonder why the City of Angels is different from other cities. This paper will answer this question and explain the uniqueness that makes L.A., “L.A.” Los Angeles, since its birth as an embryonic city, has become one of the most diverse metropolises, offering to the public what no other city can. This paper will emphasize the relationship between the federal government and the western United States. It will also illustrate how capitalism has