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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education


Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781844575015
Publication Date September 2012
Formats Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series BFI Film Classics

Metropolis (1925) is a monumental work. One of the greatest works of science fiction, it also tells human stories about love and family. This new edition of Elaesser's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special editions, with a new foreword by the author, and a stunning new jacket design by Cristiana Couceiro.

THOMAS ELAESSER is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam,
and since 2006 Visiting Professor at Yale University. His books include Weimar
Cinema and After
(2000), Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses (2009) and
The Persistence of Hollywood (2011).

Introduction: Metropolis Forever, More than Ever 
1 The Myth of its Origins, the Origins of its Myths
2 The UFA-Crew
3 A Ruin-In-Progress: Release Versions and Restorations
4 Interpreting Metropolis: Reading for the Plot
5 Metropolis, Moroder and Sound
Appendix: Telling and Retelling Metropolis


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