Technology and Media The television telephones in Metropolis are years ahead of their time. The title cards read: There is a character whom God has blinded. The early s saw him at his horror-icon zenith, appearing in stylish and tongue-in-cheek movies like the Dr Phibes ones and and Theatre of Blood that seemed tailor-made for him.
These are soon echoed by the criers calling out from towers in the Persian sequence. In Artist's Dreamthe title character awakens to find the beautiful woman he's embracing turning into his landlady demanding the rent.
The elaborately patterned carpet, and geometrically ornamented walls, anticipate the more elaborate futuristic world of Metropolis.
They also are a mainstay of Alfred Hitchcockwho was much influenced by Lang.
His films are full of pure rectangles with sharp, 90 degree corners, and pure circles as well. The elaborate clock at the Countess', tricked out with every sort of gewgaw and geometric extension, seems more like a work of modern art, than anything else.
Le Queux, as noted above, was full of schemes for communicating secret information. But the town criers also are an example of Lang's interest in mass media. The revolving platform and other movable parts allow one to consider the Petit Casino as a work of "kinetic art": This is an excellent film as long as one has some tolerance for melodrama, surrealism, and kinky sex.
Mabuse on stage, to a strip club showing an exotic dancer on stage. The hero is devastated by the worker's death he sees early in the film.
Once again, the visual echo is striking, but the content is radically different. Rip Van Winkle falls asleep and meets a mountain spirit, who transforms himself into a huge snake, and then into three more spirits. The Petit Casino is also seen from the outside, where its boxes are decorated by complex curvilinear valences.
Clocks and Art The stock exchange is dominated by a giant clock.
An international perspective, involving named countries throughout the world, and an "inside" look at their social customs - Japan in the case of Lang's film. Rather than replay epic stories of the winning of the West as exemplified in films such as The Covered Wagon [James Cruze, ] and The Big Trail [Raoul Walsh, ]A-feature westerns of invoke frontier mythology with a view to recasting it in terms of the fissures represented by the Civil War.
The village scenes in Destiny recreate a human village inside Lang's film. This anticipates the hand mirror used by the villain to primp, after he slugs the engineer, in Woman in the Moon. Wenk's staff is also all male. There are also repeating triangle designs on the grill.
Both the father, who is the Master of Metropolis, and the workers, emerge as destructive forces. Conflict between government parties: In that film Death stalks the young hero, then uses his powers to get the hero to leave his bride, and go home with Death to Death's walled domain.
Its architectural style is identical to the skyscrapers shown in Metropolis. But it is thematically and esthetically expressed in new ways.
His bed, his lamps, his living room chairs, are all highly geometrized, in the Deco tradition. Similarly, the elevator on the upper floor of the Hotel Excelsior has a trapezoidal recess leading back to it. The hero Ben-Hur originally believes in revolutionary violence against the Romans. But it also represents a form of populism whose origins are markedly sectional: The tale is interspersed with interviews of young children explaining what dreams are and giving advice on issues such as how to handle nightmares.
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