Monday, 22 February 2010

'The Legacy of Metropolis' Article

The good people at the English and Media Centre have just put up the details of MediaMagazine Issue 31, The Fantasy Issue, on their website.

If you click on the full contents list you will see a familiar name by an article called 'The Legacy of Metropolis'. Yup, that's me, spouting my knowledge of all things dystopian.

I'm waiting to get my copy in the post; I am very excited to see how it looks as they've apparently peppered the article with fabulous film stills.

It is absurdly timely, as Metropolis (1927) has just been shown for the first time in its restored glory at the Berlin Film Festival. The original film had been severely edited on its release in an attempt to please the critics (it didn't) and the missing footage had been languishing in an Argentinian film archive for 80 years until its re-discovery in July 2008.

Now we can finally see the extent of Fritz Lang's genius. I can't wait to see the full version. (And my article!)


Nik Perring said...

How cool! Congrats!

Jenzarina said...

Thanks Nik, it's great to be paid for my geekiness :)