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    Metropolis (UFA-Paramount, 1927). Still (8" X 10"). Fritz Lang's futuristic sci-fi classic was adapted from a novel written by his wife, Thea Von Harbou. In "Metropolis," two worlds coexist: the subterranean one, where human beings are slaves and must toil endlessly to survive, and the above-ground paradise, reserved only for the elite. This movie was produced not long after the industrial revolution, and may have been Lang's attempt to foreshadow what the world would be like if the "age of the machine" went unchecked. Material from this silent masterpiece is incredibly rare. This black and white still is from the first American release in 1927. It has pinholes in the upper corners, and two light vertical bends. It features a stunning shot of Brigitte Helm as Maria, the leader of the underground. Very Fine+.

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