Friday, June 6, 2008
If you want to watch an interesting silent movie, Metropolis has incredible sets and, for the time (1927), ground-breaking cinemetography. It's about the working class (hands) versus the upper or management class (head), and the prophesied mediator (heart) needs to help them work out their differences to save the city. Social commentary on the idiocy of mob rule and idleness of the upper classes. If you can get past the breast-grabbing, wild hand-gestured overacting, it's kind of fun. Too bad many of the action scenes were missing.