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12th Dec '17 6:43:50 PM BrokenEye
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And of course, Freder's highly emotional temperament and tendency towards wild gesticulation is quite unlike that of Joh's colder, more emotionless demeanor. And while it's been twisted into something much darker by grief and lacks Freder's idealism, Rotwang displays that same wildly emotional temperament.

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And of course, Freder's highly emotional temperament and tendency towards wild gesticulation is quite unlike * Oddly fitting, considering that Rotwang's backstory seems to have served as the prototype for Darth Vader's StartOfDarkness character-arc in ''Revenge of Joh's colder, more emotionless demeanor. And while it's been twisted into something much darker by grief and lacks Freder's idealism, the Sith'' (Joh's internal monologue even states at one point that though Hel technically died *in* childbirth, she died not from complications but from a broken heart after Rotwang displays drove her away, a plot device that same wildly emotional temperament.probably seemed *a lot* less corny in 1927).
12th Dec '17 6:38:49 PM BrokenEye
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** Perhaps this is why all but one of the scenes in which he appears are conveniently missing from any surviving cut of the film...


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[[WMG: Rotwang is Freder's Real Father]]
Rotwang's primary motivation for the majority of the film is that he hates Joh Fredersen because his love interest, Hel, left him for Joh and then died giving birth to Freder. The exposition, especially in the novel, Hel and Rotwang's breakup and Hel's death occurred in fairly rapid succession. Unless human gestation periods change significantly between now and the year 2419, this would seem to imply that Freder must have been conceived *before* Hel left Rotwang for Joh. While it's possible that she may have been sleeping with Joh in secret while still ostensibly dating Rotwang, this seems unlikely based on what we know of the characters.
And of course, Freder's highly emotional temperament and tendency towards wild gesticulation is quite unlike that of Joh's colder, more emotionless demeanor. And while it's been twisted into something much darker by grief and lacks Freder's idealism, Rotwang displays that same wildly emotional temperament.
16th Aug '17 12:20:36 PM Quirderph
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* Alternatively -- if you want to keep Thea Von Harbou's message intact -- the actions of Freder and Maria created an alternate timeline where the BadFuture in the Time Machine was avoided.
25th Jun '17 1:51:06 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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[[WMG: The film is an {{Interquel}} to ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'']]
The film takes place in 2026, 131 years after the Victorian era present of the novel (1895) and 800,675 years before the time to which the Time Traveller travels (802,701). The wealthy elites live aboveground and while away much of their time in idleness and childish play, while the workers toil endlessly underground. These are the exactly the general social trends that the Time Traveller theorized led to the former becoming the Eloi and the latter becoming the Morlocks. Really, the only thing you have to do to make the two fit seamlessly is to assume that the happy ending to ''Metropolis'' with "The Heart" as the mediator to the Head and the Hands doesn't end up panning out in the long run.
13th Apr '17 6:14:20 PM nombretomado
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...is related to TheSlenderManMythos.

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...is related to TheSlenderManMythos.Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos.
23rd Jan '15 8:34:56 AM enderheisenberg
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** It's red mercury and not blood. The machine is one of the first on-screen concept of an atomic powerplant.
7th Oct '14 3:05:37 PM nombretomado
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* Now that you mention it, he ''does'' spend most of his time [[MarbleHornets stalking the protagonist and his friends]], albeit on Fredersen's orders.
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* Now that you mention it, he ''does'' spend most of his time [[MarbleHornets [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets stalking the protagonist and his friends]], albeit on Fredersen's orders.
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15th Sep '11 12:33:50 PM Winter
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** The Heart Machine is ''not'' the Moloch Machine, though that is not made clear until the rebellion at the end. However, the two are probably connected in some way since the Heart Machine is implied to be central to all of the city's machinery.
1st Sep '11 11:15:31 AM TechnicolorPachyderm
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* Now that you mention it, he ''does'' spend most of his time [[MarbleHornets stalking the protagonist and his friends]], albeit on Fredersen's orders.
8th Aug '11 5:04:26 AM Frank75
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[[WMG: "Der Schmale" (the thin one)...]]
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