Metropolis (1927) - 6:45PM - Galaxy Cinema - Cary
Starring: Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Theodor Loos
Length: 2 hours 35 minutes
Director: Fritz Lang
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Language: German with English subtitles (silent)
"There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Metropolis - Take Three (the last take!!)
This is my ALL TIME favorite film, so a chance to see it on the big screen is something I just can't miss. It has been digitally restored and 25 minutes of missing footage has been readded along with the original 1927 score. Recognized as one of the first sci-fi movies, this silent film is one of the most stunning and facinating films I have ever seen and has influenced film makers for generations. We will be attending the 6:45 movie. I will meet everyone in the lobby with my big pink scarf 15 minutes before the movie begins. Please note the Galaxy only accepts
CASH, but does have an ATM in their lobby.
"Generally considered the first great science-fiction film, ``Metropolis'' (1926) fixed for the rest of the century the image of a futuristic city as a hell of scientific progress and human despair. From this film, in various ways, descended not only ``Dark City'' but ``Blade Runner,'' ``The Fifth Element,'' ``Alphaville,'' ``Escape From L.A.,'' ``Gattaca,'' and Batman's Gotham City. The laboratory of its evil genius, Rotwang, created the visual look of mad scientists for decades to come, especially after it was mirrored in ``Bride of Frankenstein'' (1935). And the device of the ``false Maria,'' the robot who looks like a human being, inspired the ``Replicants'' of ``Blade Runner.'' Even Rotwang's artificial hand was given homage in ``Dr. Strangelove.'' - Roger Ebert
Synopsis: METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working and an elite class. Its exhilarating climax brings the city to its knees, as the classes clash against each other. In the 21st century, a de-humanized proletariat labors non-stop in a miserable subterranean city beneath a luxurious city of mile-high skyscrapers, flying automobiles, palatial architectural idylls, tubes and tunnels. With stunningly inventive special effects, Lang's allegorical narrative and architectural vision creates a highly stylized vision of a not-so-unlikely future (especially for 1926 when the film was made). As the elite frolic above the clouds, thousands of miserable workers toil night and day inside the belly of the gigantic machine that runs the entire city. Metropolis is controlled by a sinister authoritarian whose son, Freder, rejects his father's callous philosophy and attitude towards laborers. Meek though they are, the workers are encouraged by Maria, a wistful young woman who wills her comrades to embrace patience and silent strength. Upon discovering her influence upon the workers, a mad scientist kidnaps Maria and creates a robot in her image that will incite the workers to revolt. As Freder races against time to save Maria and curtail the damage done by her doppelganger robot, Metropolis is enveloped in chaos and the classes are brought together in a breathtaking and highly moralistic climax.
RottenTomatoes.com Entry (99% on Tomatometer!)
(Note: In the rare instance the trailer above is blocking part of the list of people attending and you actually care to see the entire list, let me know and I will be very happy to email it to you).
Getting to the Galaxy For those who have never been to the Galaxy, it can be a little hard to find since you really can't see it from the major roads. The back of the theater faces Maynard Rd. and it is hard to see from Cary Towne Blvd, since there is a hill. I added a map below with a few landmarks to help. The easiest way to get there is to take I-40 to exit 291 and go towards the mall on Cary Towne Blvd. Cross over Maynard Rd. and take the first left you see into a parking lot and you will see the Galaxy on your left.
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