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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