Metropolis, A Technical Marvel with Feet of Clay

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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?

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Posted on January 10, 2012, in Genre, Miscellany, Silent Film and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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