The Vamp and the Machine: Technology and Sexuality in Fritz Lang's Metropolis

@article{Huyssen1981TheVA,
  title={The Vamp and the Machine: Technology and Sexuality in Fritz Lang's Metropolis},
  author={Andreas Huyssen},
  journal={New German Critique},
  year={1981},
  pages={221}
}
Fritz Lang's famous and infamous extravaganza Metropolis has never had a good press. While its visual qualities have been praised,' its content, more often than not, has been condemned as simplistic, ill-conceived, or plain reactionary. When the film was first released in the United States in 1927, Randolph Bartlett, the New York Times critic, reproached the director for his "lack of interest in dramatic verity" and for his "ineptitude" in providing plot motivation, thus justifying the heavy re… 
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