Daily Archives: April 11, 2013


BLOG – Hong Kong 2013 vs. Fritz Lang’s 1927 Masterpiece ‘Metropolis’ 8

Anyone Hong Konger watching Fritz Lang’s 1927 expressionist sci-fi masterpiece ‘Metropolis’ would find it hard to avoid the parallels between the dystopian future he predicted and the high-rise over-populated reality of our city in 2013…

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The functional, eclectic architecture featured in Lang’s sets have sharp, rectangular outlines, dark lighting effects, and intense shadows emphasising the enormity and density of the buildings…

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Jardine House? Or perhaps a NT housing estate?

It is all reminiscent of Michael Wolf’s photography of Hong Kong, which – by far – has the largest number and highest density of skyscrapers in the world…