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With a previously unknown choreographical extravagance, the 1927 film Metropolis presented a dark, urban vision of the future. Its director Fritz Lang (1890–1976) molded the development of film in the Weimar Republic – as well as in the United States after his emigration – with numerous other silent and sound films. Born to a Catholic father and a mother of Jewish origin in Vienna, Lang addressed the ex…

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Ashkenazi, Ofer, “Metropolis”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0539>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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