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In 1984 ( before George Lucas became the "special edition" master), Georgio Moroder produced a re release of Fritz Lang's classic 1927 film Metropolis.

The film was restored, given color enhancements and a new music score composed by him (dated now but cool then). It also featured original songs by Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, Billy Squire, Adam Ant and others.

I saw it in college (at the "art" theater - The Cable Car). It was not the movie I remember seeing in High School film class. I wore my soundtrack cassette out listening to it.

The original Metropolis is a visual masterpiece that still influences today. The Moroder version is a little known pop culture gem for the music alone. I still find the soundtrack sometimes out there (I found mine in the bargain bin). Here are some videos, the quality of the first is pretty low but sounds good.

1 comment:

  1. You'll be happy to know that the Cable Car is still there, as is the Avon on Thayer.