Fritz Lang

German Expressionism, film noir, and science-fiction pioneer who directed Metropolis, M, and others.

Like It Metropolis (1927) -- Like a lot of the silent movies I see, I appreciate them more than really get into them.  I can tell that everyone basically ripped this one off (Blade Runner especially comes to mind); in fact, stuff was done in this movie that George Lucas wasn't really able to do until he had the big budget for it in his second trilogy.  The movie is crammed full of cool visuals and is amazing for 1927.  I cared less about the story and the characters, but it serviced the setting and mood well.  Brigette Helm did a good job when she became the she-demon-like robot, showing a good movie version of evil that was kind of creepy and seductive.

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