"Babylon/Babelsberg: Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' Reconsidered"

September 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm
"Metropolis" poster

Professor Jürgen Müller examines Fritz Lang's silent film classic Metropolis, from its origins as a novel to its reception in the political climate of Nazi Germany. Comparing the film to apocalyptic Biblical iconography and other traditional artistic imagery, he connects it further to modernist architecture, and demonstrates the conflicted attitudes toward aesthetics of art and cinema that contemporary viewers of this film would have brought to their experience.

Müller, who holds the chair of medieval and modern art history at the TU Dresden, has written widely on film and television as well as early modern art.

This event is sponsored by the Amherst College Pro­­grams in European Studies and Film and Media Studies, the Departments of Art and the History of Art and German, and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World at Amherst.

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JoAnn Lawrence
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