This is a love story between a wealthy and idealistic Romeo and his working class visionary Juliet, but with a happy end, that brings the 2 worlds together, no matter the mad scientist who wants to destroy them because, hey, he's mad and he can. P.S. They were doing so much better movies in the beginning and with less technical help. Some time even with better special effects.
Lang's masterwork, its special effects and cinematography still amaze me now, nearly 90 years after this film was released. Its story of the inhumanity of industrial society, as well as its apocalyptic and religious parallels, make even its relatively simple moral statement interesting. Furthermore, Brigitte Helm is at her finest, giving a varied performance which is one of the pinnacles of silent acting.
A film that takes a wild swing at the politics and dilemmas that the coming century might face, which makes it endlessly interesting if not always successful. The premise hits though; how does industry advance without the exploitation of some? Nearly 100 years later and this still plagues humanity. Most fortuitous lynching in film history? Really need to see this with a full Jeff Mills score please.
kemarin sa habis nonton di Jerman Fest 2015 yang di adakan di Indonesia, salut sekali sama acara ini e, dia pake subtitle indonesia + live orchestra. ckckck ternyata kalau paham, ceritanya bagus, ada meanwhile nya (kata Billy ada 3 kali), screenplay da best. i love it. Orchestra nya juga juara banget dah jauh jauh datang dari german.