By Thomas Elsaesser
Illustrated city (1925) is a huge paintings. whilst it used to be made it used to be Germany's costliest function movie, a canvas for director Fritz Lang's more and more extravagant objectives (it took 16 months to film). Lang, encouraged by means of the skyline of recent York, created an entire new imaginative and prescient of towns. one of many maximum works of technological know-how fiction, the movie additionally tells human tales approximately love and family members. during this booklet, Thomas Elsaesser explores the cultural phenomenon of city: its various models (there is not any definitive one), its altering meanings, its position as a storehouse or database of the 20 th century.
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