"Metropolis" Examined: German Expressionism in Film
Eric R. Williams is a Professor of New Media Storytelling and Emerging Technologies at Ohio University, where he oversees the cinematic virtual reality arm of the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab. He has written for American Movie Classics, Universal Studios, and Fox Interactive and has received the Best New Screenplay award from the Writers Guild of America, East. He has also written five books and three podcast series on storytelling in film, television, and new media.
01: "Metropolis" Examined: German Expressionism in Film
What does contemporary cinema owe to the world’s first feature length sci-fi movie, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis? Gain a greater appreciation for this bold, operatic masterpiece of German expressionism with a detailed look at its rebuttal of visual realism, its piercing social critiques, and its lasting influence on filmmakers like Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan.