The silent sci-fi classic Metropolis turns a staggering 85 years old this year. It’s a detail that’s certainly hinted at in the film thanks to its lack of an audio track and grainy black-and-white appearance, but it’s still hard to grasp that such a grand vision of the future could be accomplished so long ago. Still, if you don’t believe it — or are just a fan of the film — you’d do well to read through a recently-recovered, 33-page program that was produced for the film’s London premier all those years ago that shows just went they went through to make the picture.
The document itself was obtained by the Peter Harrington book shop and placed for sale at a price of 2,750 pounds, but the shop thankfully sent Wired several scanned…
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