Movie: Metropolis (1927), who was it really made by?

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Title: Metropolis (1927)

Tagline: There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.

Genre: Drama, Science Fiction

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Erwin Biswanger, Heinrich George, Brigitte Helm, Olaf Storm, Helene Weigel, Margarete Lanner, Hanns Leo Reich, Fritz Alberti, Heinrich Gotho, Grete Berger, Curt Siodmak, Rolf von Goth, Helen von Münchofen, Georg John, Arthur Reinhardt, Henrietta Siodmak

Release: 1927-01-10

Runtime: 153

Plot: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

 
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YouTube channel UAP put out an interesting analysis of this movie.

I guess it is being suggested that the movie was made using the video footage created by the Civilization of the Builders, Society “X”, Tartary type culture...
Then, certain “proof” was created to make it look like it was actually filmed by us, the engineers of “the ugly architecture”.


The official Wiki-type narrative goes like this:
And of course, they started shooting it in 1925. What a “vision”.

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What do you think? Any opinions?
 

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The movie definitely has an other-worldly feel to it. The people look.... not-quite-right. The ideas and technology look way before their time.

The Germans were leaps and bounds ahead in technology. They had video phones in the 30's, Skype, Nazi Style, but it wasn't until the 50's that Ma Bell taught Americans how to use a rotary phone.


Seems that the German people, their architecture, and their technology was stolen and destroyed.... the whole purpose of the world wars.
 

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It is possible that this one is not about the revealing of past tech but more about the fear of revealing to much, to soon about a long term agenda. Metrópolis just another possibility to throw out there . so much deception out there I am open to all ideas at this point. perhaps our past lost civilization worked with nature and the people whom have gained controle favor artificial. .
 
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Is 150 years enough to erase the Germans' memory of their superior tech?

Two days prior to the enactment of the German constitution on 23 May 1949, a Secret Treaty (Geheimer Staatsvertrag) was signed, which gave complete Allied control over electronic and print media, film, culture and education until the year 2099.
As a result thereof, there are still 100,000 occupation troops in Germany; after 66 years there still has been no peace treaty concluded between Germany and the Victorious Allied Powers; and all of Germany’s gold reserves are held in the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in which the Rothschilds have a 57% shareholding.

 

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Not sure I agree with UAP.
There are production stills in existence.

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Maybe the film was too occult honest.

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Or too occult creepy for the general public. And had to be censored and put away.

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It does seem pretty clear there were plenty of things in Germany in 1927 that they failed to destroy the fist time.
Simply because the commoners refused to fight any longer in 1918.

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The movie definitely has an other-worldly feel to it. The people look.... not-quite-right. The ideas and technology look way before their time.

The Germans were leaps and bounds ahead in technology. They had video phones in the 30's, Skype, Nazi Style, but it wasn't until the 50's that Ma Bell taught Americans how to use a rotary phone.


Seems that the German people, their architecture, and their technology was stolen and destroyed.... the whole purpose of the world wars.

Have you looked into Germania, Albert Speer, and Adolf Hitlers architectural plans for a New Berlin? Architecturally it seems amazing, although if you read about it, it is often described as ugly. It would have been concrete which I can accept is ugly, although I believe Rome was built with concrete also? Its an interesting watch into (at least the ideas) that the German nation had at the time. I also read somewhere - although of a dubious unsourced nature - that the third reich planned a giant solar park on the Sahara.
 

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Interesting that this future city is divided, not between rich and poor, or citizens and politicians, but between the working class and the city planners. Why city planners specifically, unless it's a subtle hint about the glorious cities of the past and their destruction to make way for new cities? That would tend to create tension between those survivors who longed for the old ways, and the planners of the new world order.
 

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I watched the YouTube from UAP, and I felt convinced that something's really off about it. Is it found footage from an older world? Why did some scenes appear to be filmed by different actors? It freaked me out, to be honest. A great video.

I decided to watch the movie, since several versions are on YouTube for free. I was unable to make it very far. There's something about this movie that freaks me out. I don't know. It's been that way since I was a kid. My dad used to watch it whenever some new version would appear on TV, and he said it was a really important early work, but I could never sit there for more than like five minutes. Something about the whole atmosphere of the movie...it feels kind of evil and "off" to me. I don't know why that is, but I haven't found ignoring that feeling (and filling my mind with whatever-it-is) actually helps me, so I guess I'll have to let it stay in the "I don't know about this, but I'm not going to dive any deeper" area for me. 😬
 

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I watched the YouTube from UAP, and I felt convinced that something's really off about it. Is it found footage from an older world? Why did some scenes appear to be filmed by different actors? It freaked me out, to be honest. A great video.

I decided to watch the movie, since several versions are on YouTube for free. I was unable to make it very far. There's something about this movie that freaks me out. I don't know. It's been that way since I was a kid. My dad used to watch it whenever some new version would appear on TV, and he said it was a really important early work, but I could never sit there for more than like five minutes. Something about the whole atmosphere of the movie...it feels kind of evil and "off" to me. I don't know why that is, but I haven't found ignoring that feeling (and filling my mind with whatever-it-is) actually helps me, so I guess I'll have to let it stay in the "I don't know about this, but I'm not going to dive any deeper" area for me. 😬
There are humans that can unknowingly tap into their subconscious , enabling them to sense dangerous frequencies outside of the human "normal". Learn awareness and you control it. live in the moment, stay in consciousness , block emotions, learn to listen, be aware of all people around you,

The women and men that we served with developed a habit of constantly watching themselves and other people, noticing everything that occurred round them, analyzing, reflecting, drawing conclusions, and keeping all this in memory.

Be aware of smells and sounds, birds, animals, cars braking, people coughing. This will take time

My guess is subliminal messages embedded in the movie. Trigger words already inserted into society as normal. Then matched to the subliminal picture flashes. The movie would feel strange, Could be almost hypnotically changing your beliefs.

This ability can be taught to most people, just takes discipline.
 

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Filming took place over 17 months in 1925–26 at a cost of more than five million Reichsmarks.
I'm curious how Germany could afford such a frivolous endeavor so soon after the war in which they were required to pay reparations. Unless the Reichsmarks were still hyper-inflated/deflated and 5 million of 1925 reichsmarks only equaled about $50.00 (which still would have been a lot to throw away on frivolity in 1925).
 

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No need to invalidate our own past to try and uncover someone else's.

I suppose most people are so disconnected from the old world before everything, even information, was easily accessible and disposable that they cannot even fathom a movie from nearly 100 years ago was hard to find at some point and is referencing and familiar with aspects of a culture we are unfamiliar with now without it turning into more sensationalist fanfic or anything else to make the truth less boring to our overstimulated minds.

There are obviously strange, hidden, and lost things in older media. Maybe Metropolis was made for purposes still unfolding now. The film is technically impressive, albeit boring and disjointed. The fact that Fritz Lang was unhappy with the finished film does not indicate to me that he did not make the movie as UAP suggests. That video is full of "logic" along those lines.
No doubt that a superior cut could exist and will probably be restored and sold to us during the 100th anniversary.

I think people would be better off checking out other early German films instead of just focusing on Metropolis if they want to try and get a better picture of the past.

Has anyone seen 'Gold' by Karl Hartl and also starring Brigitte Helm? It's said to be a pale imitation to Metropolis but I think this forum would be interested in this IMDB user's review:

This little known movie is one of the best sci-fi movies made in the 1930's. Hans Albers is well cast as the lead. The female lead also is well chosen. Brigitte Helm (METROPOLIS), here in one of her last screen-roles, plays the femme fatale. The film tells the story of two scientist, who have discovered a way to make gold from lead. It"s achieved by using radioactivity. The experiment gets sabotaged by an unscrupulous tycoon, who likes to cash in on this discovery. One of the scientists (Friedrich Kayssler) dies when the lab explodes, the other one (Hans Albers), after recovering from his injuries, tries to find the saboteur. He very soon gets hired by the very person, and he pretends to play along with the tycoon's (Michael Bohnen) plans. The tycoon's daughter (Brigitte Helm) helps the hero, and of course, there will be a happy ending. The sets are breathtaking (for its time) and look very real- so real in fact, that during WWII the Americans confiscated a copy of this movie to find out how advanced the Germans use of radioactivity really was. For fans of this genre, this is a must.

Gold (1934) - IMDb

Also, Queen of Atlantis also starring Brigitte Helm. Looks like there is a sequel as well:

Queen of Atlantis (1932) - IMDb

Two French Foreign Legionnaires are lost amid the shifting sands of the Sahara Desert when they stumble across the entrance to an underground world. Searching this new found subterranean passage, our heroes are surprised to find the lost city of Atlantis. Ruling over this fantastic underworld realm, an evil queen sets her sights upon these strangers to her kingdom.

Just wait till you see what the Queen of Atlantis did with her lovers!
Spoiler alert:
Antinea has a habit of taking men as lovers, then when she's done with them, she kills them and keeps them mummified.
 

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Two days prior to the enactment of the German constitution on 23 May 1949, a Secret Treaty (Geheimer Staatsvertrag) was signed, which gave complete Allied control over electronic and print media, film, culture and education until the year 2099.
As a result thereof, there are still 100,000 occupation troops in Germany; after 66 years there still has been no peace treaty concluded between Germany and the Victorious Allied Powers; and all of Germany’s gold reserves are held in the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in which the Rothschilds have a 57% shareholding.
I would avoid the term "constitution", because it is none. A constitution implies a certain status in international law, which the German "Grundgesetz" (basic law) has not. A constition cannot legally be overriden by international law. And that's why the Germans were not asked to introduce the €, or join the EU. They are de facto an American/British vasall state. Chancellors are selected and approved by the US (trough the Atlantic Bridge organiszation).
And just to mention it, the UN Charta Enemy Clause is still legal and active.

And not to be too conspiratoral, but Fritz Lang was not really German. Jews consider someone born of a jewish mother as Jew.
His mother supposedly converted to Catholicism - incidentally the same what the father of Hershel Mordechai (a.k.a. Karl Marx) did.
Not that it nencessarily means anthing.
 
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