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    Metropolis (UFA, 1927). Program (Multiple Pages). Fritz Lang's masterpiece presents a dystopian world that would influence films into the 21st century. Surprising, then, that the film has suffered from a myriad of worst-case scenarios: the worst endorsement for a film (by Adolf Hitler), the worst financial performance (it cost so much that it nearly sent the studio, Universum Film, into bankruptcy) and the worst preservation (nearly a quarter of it has been lost since its release). Fortunately, the film endures as one of the best of all time, and this Dutch language program reminds us why. The program recounts in both text and art the ambitiously allegorical story of two worlds, the thinkers and the laborers. Slight spine wear, some back cover soiling, and staining on the upper-left corner of the pages do not detract from this fascinating book -- offered here complete and intact, a rarity for this title. The pages are a clean off-white color and offer wonderful contrast. Fine-.

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