I'm so excited! Metropolis on the big screen at Cinema 21--now through next Friday. I first saw the film when I was in high school. During the height of my high school silent film fanatic period. I was so excited to see it, and the only thing I remembered as an adult from that viewing was a glimpse of Maria doing that thing where you put the back of your hand to your forehead, and sort of writhing against walls as she ran from some pursuer. I didn't see it again until last summer when I rented it and watched it three times in three days.
I've been waiting waiting waiting for this newest Metropolis--a lovely restored version of a surprise nearly-complete print found in Brazil--twenty minutes of new footage!
Here's the frenetic blog post love letter I wrote to the film last august, complete with kooky homemade graphic.
And here's a review of the newly restored version of the film by excellent writer Jamie S. Rich.
La Alameda de México, by José María Velasco, 1866
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