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The Fading Image (1984)

A short documentary which discusses the fragile nature of film and it's role as the amalgamation of all the arts. Primarily focused on the reconstruction of Metropolis, this documentary ... See full summary »

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Daniel Woodruff

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Daniel Woodruff
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Stan Giesea Stan Giesea ... Narrator (voice)
Giorgio Moroder ... Self
John E. Hampton John E. Hampton ... Self (as John Hampton)
Daniel Woodruff Daniel Woodruff ... Self (as Dan Woodruff)
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A short documentary which discusses the fragile nature of film and it's role as the amalgamation of all the arts. Primarily focused on the reconstruction of Metropolis, this documentary discusses the 20th centuries most prised art form as it fades from existence. Written by Conor Jones

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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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On Your Own
Written by Giorgio Moroder and Billy Squier
Performed by Billy Squier
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Fascinating
25 May 2013 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

I saw this on the DVD for the 1984 version of "Metropolis". It's quick but very interesting. It starts off talking about how old silent movies are crumbling away or catching fire. Giorgio Moroder loves the old silent film "Metropolis". He spent years tracking down all the cut or lost footage of it for a complete version. Then he composed a rock score for it and released it in 1984. The film was VERY short (not the complete version at all) and some people were horrified that they were "updating" the film with rock and roll. Still, it worked and Moroder explains here why and how he did it. He doesn't explain why the film was cut down to 82 min but I'll ignore that. Just fascinating.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La imagen desvanecida See more »

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Black and White (tinted)

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1.33 : 1
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