Daily Archives: January 10, 2012
Metropolis premiered in Berlin on January 10, 1927. As all good silent movie devotees know, the film was then tinkered with, re-edited, and god knows what before it received wider distribution. Hard to know now.
Mordaunt Hall, film reviewer for The New York Times, gave that revised version a less than glowing treatment, calling Metropolis a “technical marvel” with “feet of clay.” Read the original review here. Maybe he was just bitter cause his mom named him Mordaunt?
In case you’re wondering if this photo is something other than it appears to be, it’s not. It is Charlie Chaplin’s head rendered in matchsticks. The artist, a Brit named David Mach, makes lots of heads out of matchsticks, so why not Charlie?
In case you’re wondering why I’m showing you this… meh, it’s Tuesday.