Wed, Sep 29 | Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center

LBCAC Arthouse Theatre Presents: Fritz Lang's Metropolis

When Academy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder rereleased Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis in 1984, it was the best the film had looked in years. At Moroder’s instigation, the film had undergone a three-year restoration process that restored whole sequences not seen in years. ...
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LBCAC Arthouse Theatre Presents: Fritz Lang's Metropolis

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Sep 29, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, 235 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

About the Event

When Academy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder rereleased Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis in 1984, it was the best the film had looked in years. At Moroder’s instigation, the film had undergone a three-year restoration process that restored whole sequences not seen in years. How it sounded was another matter. In addition to adding color tinting and replacing intertitles with subtitles, Moroder gave Metropolis a soundtrack that mixed his own synth-driven score with songs by Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, and others.

This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

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