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I've never seen. Metropolis

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As part of a new series, one of our writers finally catches up with the cinematic classic they've somehow missed. Today, Stuart Jeffries watches Fritz Lang's pioneering sci-fi epic It's Freddie Mercury's fault. When he and his lavishly coiffed backing band released Radio Gaga in 1984, the video used footage from the 1927 German expressionist film, Metropolis. Superimposed over Fritz Lang 's visionary cityscape were the foursome in a flying car. Later in the video, they performed a gig before the film's downtrodden masses. Not many cinematic classics could survive such brutal repurposing...
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