Metropolis, blood and soil: the heart of a heartless world

@article{Clarke2015MetropolisBA,
  title={Metropolis, blood and soil: the heart of a heartless world},
  author={D. Clarke},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={2015},
  volume={80},
  pages={821-838}
}
Fritz Lang’s (1927) Metropolis has been subject to innumerable would-be allegorical interpretations. The present paper offers an analysis of the film’s structure in relation to Lévi-Strauss’s account of myth, where myth provides an imaginary solution to a real contradiction. Adopting a formalist approach, the paper avoids viewing the film as a simple reflection of Weimar culture or anticipation of a National Socialist future, allowing an assessment of the antimonies the narrative negotiates to… Expand

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