History Film / Metropolis

30th Apr '16 10:01:51 AM Mous
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** The workers also do many stupid things in the third act. They completely fail to realise that thier leader is clearly NotHerself, (made worse by the fact that Freder - who, at this point, has met her a total number of twice - realises it almost immediatly,) they forget about their children and leave them behind in their city, (even though they were specifically instructed to bring their sons along,) and they destroy huge machines without thinking about the consequenses, (which even Grot calls them out on.)

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** The workers also do many stupid things in the third act. They completely fail to realise that thier leader is clearly NotHerself, (made worse by the fact that Freder - who, at this point, has met her a total number of twice - realises it almost immediatly,) they forget about their children and leave them behind in their city, (even though they were specifically instructed to bring their sons along,) and they destroy huge machines without thinking about the consequenses, (which even Grot calls them out on.)on). This can, however, be somewhat justified by Robot-Maria being TheCorruptor, and intending to cause havoc through the workers ("Let's watch the world go to the Devil!").
27th Apr '16 11:40:39 AM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates 2, due to a few acts of fatal violence, although it's all bloodless (except for a couple minor nicks and scratches).
21st Apr '16 12:33:07 AM CaptEquinox
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This {{Troperiffic}} film is either the TropeCodifier or possible UrExample for [[LudicrousPrecision approximately 76.5%]] of [[OlderThanTheyThink science fiction tropes]]. Not to be confused with the [[Anime/{{Metropolis}} anime film of the same name]], which is SuggestedBy but not adapted from it.

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This {{Troperiffic}} film is either the TropeCodifier or possible UrExample for [[LudicrousPrecision approximately 76.5%]] of [[OlderThanTheyThink science fiction tropes]]. Among many, many other things, it's the first movie to have a robot in it.

Not to be confused with the [[Anime/{{Metropolis}} anime film of the same name]], which is SuggestedBy but not adapted from it.
10th Mar '16 3:13:04 PM Menshevik
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** Rotwang is a German or Yiddish phonetic spelling of Rodin.



* AIIsACrapshoot: Joh Fredersen wants to use Robot Maria to sow dissension in the workers' movement, but the robot, and her maker Rotwang, have different ideas.
** While this trope is played completely straight in some versions of the movie, where it's said that Rotwang and Fredersen has lost control of the robot, the original version actually subverts it. The robot is working just as intended. She just happens to take orders from Rotwang, who is an OmnicidalManiac. It still counts as this trope from Joh Fredersen's perspective, since it's implied that the robot's mechanical nature is the cause of her LackOfEmpathy and her UndyingLoyalty towards her creator. A human henchwoman might not have been quite as willing to carry out his plan.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) wants to use Robot Maria (Brigitte Helm) to sow dissension in the workers' movement, but the robot, and her maker Rotwang, C. A. Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge), have different ideas.
** While this trope is played completely straight in some versions of the movie, where it's said that Rotwang and Fredersen has have lost control of the robot, the original version actually subverts it. The robot is working just as intended. She just happens to take orders from Rotwang, who is an OmnicidalManiac. It still counts as this trope from Joh Fredersen's perspective, since it's implied that the robot's mechanical nature is the cause of her LackOfEmpathy and her UndyingLoyalty towards her creator. A human henchwoman might not have been quite as willing to carry out his plan.



* AmbiguouslyBi: Freder. It could be the fact that he seems to have the strangest affinity for hugging and caressing every human being he comes across, gender be damned.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Josaphat, who returns Freder's affection to him and, unlike Freder, never shows any interest in women.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Freder.Freder (Gustav Fröhlich). It could be the fact that he seems to have the strangest affinity for hugging and caressing every human being he comes across, gender be damned.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Josaphat, Josaphat (Theodor Loos), who returns Freder's affection to him and, unlike Freder, never shows any interest in women.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Grot finally manages to get the workers to realize they've made a terrible mistake in destroying the machines and flooding the worker city by asking them where their children are. As they've left their kids in the worker's city, the workers [[{{Understatement}} don't take this well,]] though thankfully Freder and the real Maria are able to rescue all of the children before they drown.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Grot (Heinrich George) finally manages to get the workers to realize they've made a terrible mistake in destroying the machines and flooding the worker city by asking them where their children are. As they've left their kids in the worker's city, the workers [[{{Understatement}} don't take this well,]] though thankfully Freder and the real Maria are able to rescue all of the children before they drown.



* TheBigGuy: Grot aka the Guardian of the Heart Machine, and The Thin Man, the main enforcer of Fredersen's schemes.

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* TheBigGuy: Grot aka the Guardian of the Heart Machine, and The Thin Man, Man (''Der Schmale'', Fritz Rasp), the main enforcer of Fredersen's schemes.



** "Der Schmale", meaning "the thin one."
** Rotwang is the Germanized phonetic spelling of ''Rodin''.

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** "Der Schmale", "[[NoNameGiven Der Schmale]]", meaning "the thin one."
** Rotwang is the Germanized phonetic spelling of ''Rodin''.Rotwang, meaning "red cheek" in German.
27th Feb '16 1:51:20 AM Quirderph
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* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(musical) musical theater adaptation]] of the film.

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* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(musical) [[Theatre/{{Metropolis}} musical theater adaptation]] of the film.
6th Feb '16 10:02:19 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* Swedish Post-Metal band Cult of Luna was inspired by the film (as well as German Expressionism) to create their sixth album ''Vertikal'',which has several of the film's themes all over it.

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* Swedish Post-Metal band Cult of Luna Music/CultOfLuna was inspired by the film (as well as German Expressionism) to create their sixth album ''Vertikal'',which has several of the film's themes all over it.
18th Jan '16 5:05:11 PM Kalmbach
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* OmnicidalManiac: Rotwang wants to kill the Fredersens and destroy the city.

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* OmnicidalManiac: Rotwang wants to kill the Fredersens and destroy the city.city
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joh's spy is called "The Thin Man" or "Slim" in English, and "der Schmale" (the thin one) in the original German titles.
10th Jan '16 4:17:05 PM twilicorn
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Also notable is the 1984 color-tinted restoration by composer Music/GiorgioMoroder, which was [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only available on VHS and LaserDisc]] due to its [[BrokenBase controversial]] [[TheEighties 80's]] [[NotableOriginalMusic pop soundtrack]]. [[http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/video/kino-to-bring-giorgio-moroders-metropolis-to-blu-ray-and-dvd/ Until now, anyway.]] Moroder's version is now available on Netflix instant streaming (alongside the full restored cut), and a DVD/BD release is soon to follow. In the UK, a 2-hour cut of ''Metropolis'' is [[http://www.lovefilm.com/film/?token=%3Fu%3D%252Fcatalog%252Ftitle%252F10674%26m%3DGET available for streaming on LoveFilm.com]].

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Also notable is the 1984 color-tinted restoration by composer Music/GiorgioMoroder, which was for many years [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes only available on VHS and LaserDisc]] due to its [[BrokenBase controversial]] [[TheEighties 80's]] [[NotableOriginalMusic pop soundtrack]]. [[http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/video/kino-to-bring-giorgio-moroders-metropolis-to-blu-ray-and-dvd/ Until now, anyway.]] Moroder's version is now available on Netflix instant streaming (alongside the full restored cut), and a DVD/BD release is soon to follow. In the UK, a 2-hour cut of ''Metropolis'' is [[http://www.lovefilm.com/film/?token=%3Fu%3D%252Fcatalog%252Ftitle%252F10674%26m%3DGET available for streaming on LoveFilm.com]].
11th Dec '15 12:04:06 PM Quirderph
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* WolverinePublicity: The Machine Man is the only character who appears on many of the movie's posters. She has a pretty important role in the story - and an iconic look - but she isn't the main character. It might make some sense on a symbolic level. She is implied to be the Whore of Babylon, who is said to represent of a city, and she could be seen as a personification of the city of Metropolis.

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* WolverinePublicity: The Machine Man is the only character who appears on many of the movie's posters. She has a pretty important role in the story - and an iconic look - but she isn't the main character. It might make some sense on a symbolic level. She is implied to be the Whore of Babylon, who is said to represent of a city, and she the robot could be seen as a personification of the city of Metropolis.
11th Dec '15 12:02:47 PM Quirderph
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* WolverinePublicity: The Machine Man is the only character who appears on many of the movie's posters. She has a pretty important role in the story - and an iconic look - but she isn't the main character.

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* WolverinePublicity: The Machine Man is the only character who appears on many of the movie's posters. She has a pretty important role in the story - and an iconic look - but she isn't the main character. It might make some sense on a symbolic level. She is implied to be the Whore of Babylon, who is said to represent of a city, and she could be seen as a personification of the city of Metropolis.
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