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A Rare Film Program for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis



The 1927 film Metropolis is hailed as a masterpiece of cinematic art, and any surviving ephemera associated with it is very valuable. An original poster for the movie sold for $690,000 in 2005! There are only three known original programs from the London film premiere still in existence. One of these has been scanned for your enjoyment.
Not only a list of cast and crew, it includes eleven short pieces on the making of the movie, commentary from the director and cast, and numerous production photographs and film stills, many attractively arranged as modernist collages. One of the most interesting sections shows in parallel columns how a passage of film scenes was adapted from the novel of the same name by Lang’s wife, Thea von Harbou.

You can read the whole program at The Cataloguer's Desk. Link

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