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Worlds of Upheaval: Metropolis- Fritz Lang

Year 12 Extension English

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Trove- Metropolis


Fritz Lang Quotes

New York Times

Archived article from March 7th 1927 by Maudant Hall


Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the son of a wealthy intellectual, and Maria, a worker's daughter, to overcome the vast gulf separating their two classes.

You Tube

In 1927 Fritz Lang released Metropolis, one of the most influential films in cinema history. Although it wasn't the first science fiction film, it changed the visual codes which film makers use to tell us about the future.

Bruce Pattinson from Total Education Centre looks at the techniques used by the creators of 1984 and Metropolis. He examines how they contribute to conveying the ideas of the texts. Don't forget to visit us for the notes and teaching unit that this lecture is intended to complement.


State Library NSW

State Library NSW Resources for Advanced English Modules A, B and C


Austrian-born film director Fritz Lang explored the concept of fate and human destiny in his work. He directed films from the ‘20s through the ‘50s