Discussion of the prompt: Write a short response analyzing on of the following in Metropolis.
· What does the film show / examine about the culture of its time? How are those themes / ideas similar / different from our time? Do you see influences of Metropolis in more contemporary films of our time?
· How would you classify this film? Is it predominantly a social commentary (utopia vs. dystopia)? Is it primarily a romance? A science fiction film? Something else? Defend your response.
· What are some of the predominant symbols of the film? How does Lang use those symbols to further the themes / ideas of the film? Mention whether the symbols are universal or created within the context of the film.
· Discuss the acting in Metropolis. Use ideas from your chapter 10 readings – particularly 330-331 on silent film acting. Compare to modern film
Homework: Chapter 12, pgs 404-423 for 11/19.