1927: How Metropolis Changed the Way We See the Future

Although it wasn’t the first science fiction film, Metropolis changed the visual codes which filmmakers use to tell us about the future. In this video essay, One Hundred Years of Cinema discusses how Fritz Lang’s 1927 film-shaped science fiction as we know it today.



One Hundred Years of Cinema

Setting As Character

German Expressionism

Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Sci-Fi

Fritz Lang