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Eliana Perotti on Metropolis

8 April, 2021

The screenplay for Fritz Lang’s legendary film Metropolis, which shaped the classic, albeit dystopian, image of the modern city, goes back to an often-unnamed author, Thea von Harbou, who was well known during her time as the writer of screenplays for the film. The script was preceded by a novel in which the disturbing and fascinating vision of a future, capitalist, two-class society geared towards machine production is portrayed. Von Harbou was able, in creating the fictional urban setting, to refer to a literary tradition of technological future visions of women, starting from Margaret Cavendish via Anna Bowman, Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett, Anna Adolph, and many others.

Eliana Perotti on Metropolis

The screenplay for Fritz Lang’s legendary film Metropolis, which shaped the classic, albeit dystopian, image of the modern city, goes back to an often-unnamed author, Thea von Harbou, who was well known during her time as the writer of screenplays for the film. The script was preceded by a novel in which the disturbing and […]