Making Metropolis

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is the genesis of science fiction cinema in so many ways—including its contribution to the making-of imagery that’s such an important part of sci-fi’s cinematic pseudepigrapha. The vast metropolis with its interlacing skyways and airplanes bustling to and fro turns out to not be so vast—or, seen from another perspective, quite vast indeed. While looking for illustrations for another post, I eoncountered this image at Ectoplasmosis, the great project of Gearfuse’s columnist, John Brownlee.

Here’s the city in action in the film itself:

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