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On to another film starring the beautiful Lillian Gish:

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GERMAN MASTERPIECE

METROPOLIS (1927)

Directed by Fritz Lang

'Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist film in the science-fiction genre directed by Fritz Lang. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and makes use of this context to explore the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. Metropolis was cut substantially after its German premiere, and much footage was lost over the passage of successive decades. There have been several efforts to restore it, as well as discoveries of previously lost footage. In 2008, a copy of the film 30 minutes longer than any other known surviving copy was located in Argentina. After a long period of restoration in Germany, the restored film was shown publicly for the first time simultaneously at Berlin and Frankfurt on February 12, 2010.'

Fritz Lang’s silent film classic has exerted an enormous influence on many writers, artists and film-makers who have sought to portray the futuristic dystopian city. For example, Syd Mead, who did the artwork for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), cited it as a powerful source of inspiration. Although the dystopian cities in Metropolis and Blade Runner are dark, menacing and overwhelming there is something mysteriously alluring about them. F. Scott Fitzgerald recognised this quality back in the 1920's when he wrote of New York as follows:

‘I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye.’ From The Great Gatsby

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BEAUTIFUL DYSTOPIA: METROPOLIS (1927)

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BEAUTIFUL DYSTOPIA: BLADE RUNNER (1982)


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BEAUTIFUL MACHINES

'MARIA': ROBOT




Brigitte Helm as ‘Maria’ in Metropolis (1927)








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'RACHAEL': REPLICANT




Sean Young as ‘Rachael’ in Blade Runner (1982)







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A truly touching little film:

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Voices in harmony from the Silent Era:



A liittle info about Ada Jones:

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Alice in Wonderland.........................over 100 years ago.

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The chariot race from Ben Hur:

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Imagine, almost 100 years ago, the film below was made:

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The 1910 version of "Ramona" starring Mary Pickford:

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Beauty from the past............





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The White sister 1 by DrMirakle



Ronald Coleman...before he had the voice.
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Grab some popcorn, relax, and watch.....



Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film - 01 The Pioneers - YouTube



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Here are the AV Club's choices for the best films of the 1890s ~~~~~> The 10 best films of the 1890s | Film | Best of | The A.V. Club
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:) Great post, tabby. History in motion.
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An interesting clip of London 1904

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The Delicious Little Devil (1919) - IMDb
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Ronald Coleman, before we heard his marvelous voice.
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After watching the movie, The Homesman, I was reminded of this movie:

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Very nice collection.

I love it.

My grandfather also love all these songs.
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My Grandmother used to be a Cinema Pianist for Silent Films in her younger days.

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