With regard to Stephen's query about texts dealing with Metropolis,
_Close Encounters: Film, Feminism, and Science Fiction_ edited by Constance
Penley, Elisabeth Lyon, Lynn Spigel and Janet Bergstrom (Minneapolis: U Minn
Press, 1991) contains two articles of interest:
"_Metropolis_: Mother-City -- 'Mittler' -- Hitler" by Roger Dadoun, and
"_Metropolis_, Scene 103"  by Enno Patalas.
Hope this helps.
Chad Dell
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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