Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: the story of a film as the story of a city.

Metropolis. Photo by Gianfranco Goria.
“Metropolis. A major initiative the famous film Metropolis, at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin’s Mole Antonelliana.” Photo: ©2012 Gianfranco Goria. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

“To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.” —George Orwell.

At the heart of the story lies the imaginary future of a city, perhaps Berlin.
In the 1980s, the film was put back together and so, it seems, was Berlin.
Metropolis: La Città Eterna by Breve Storia del Cinema
“Metropolis: La Città Eterna.” ©2014 Breve Storia del Cinema. License: CC BY 2.0.
Things that you didn’t know had to do with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
Cogs in the grand machine…