In the shameless plug department, a reminder that the restored METROPOLIS
will be out on DVD ( including a long documentary on the restoration) and
VHS on Feb 18 and for those of you that like it on the BIG screen like me,
it will be playing throughout the US & Canada for at least the next two
months. Info on DVD ( 30% off) and screening dates at www.kino.com.
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
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> From: Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 00:31:17 -0500
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> Subject: Metropolis
> I saw the restored _Metropolis_ from Kino this afternoon. It is by far the
> best available version, and I've been known to defend Moroder, even his music.
> A couple of anomalies though: in Moroder's version, he fills in missing
> footage with production stills, when available (when not available, he ignores
> the cut footage)--this is more effective than white text on black. Also, I
> wasn't sure why the shot of the Hel statue was missing and replaced by a
> drawing, when the footage appears in both the Moroder and the Video Yesteryear
> version (the two I own).
> The print is much clearer than either of these. I wonder if this was the
> reason they chose not to tint it, even though it was most likely presented
> that way initially. I saw more details than I had never noticed before. The
> only major missing scene replaced appears to be a shot of the Club of Sons as
> the professor is introducing the female entertainers.
> The original score is great and definitely the best complement to the film.
> At home I have a choice between a score that sounds like an old radio soap and
> Moroder, so I always go for Moroder, particularly since it has more footage
> even though it's shorter.
> Scott Andrew Hutchins
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