Fritz Lang Retrospective

The New York Times has a great article about a retrospective featuring German filmmaker Fritz Lang’s American films. Last semester students in German 200 watched Lang’s two classics, “Metropolis” and “M“. Made in Germany before Lang’s emigration to the US, these two films are often credited as having founded the genres of science-fiction and the…

Atlanta is “Metropolis”

We are currently discussing Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in German 200. One of the most iconic images from this film is the modern city with skyscrapers, airplanes, elevated trains moving around. Turns out that Atlantans in 1910 had a vision of what their city would look like in 2010 not very different from Fritz Lang’s city:…