The darker side of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: coloniality in modernist cinema

@article{Golding2019TheDS,
  title={The darker side of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: coloniality in modernist cinema},
  author={D. Golding},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={22},
  pages={303 - 324}
}
ABSTRACT This article situates one of the most influential modernist films, Metropolis (1927), in its relationship to coloniality. The film reflects the Weimar aspiration to recover Germany’s place within modernity by securing the boundaries of the colonial difference. More broadly, it elucidates modernity’s internal narrative in that it mythically envisions a modernity cleansed of coloniality. Considering that modernity is constituted by coloniality, this paper traces the coloniality from… Expand

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