Woman in the moon

Woman in the moon

DVD - 2016 | German
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An early silent film describing a journey by rocket ship to the moon. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, director Fritz Lang conceived a modernized "trip to the Moon" grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics & spiced with romance and espionage. One of the most influential science fiction films of its era, in many respects technically accurate.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kino Lorber,, 2016
Description: 1 videodisc (169 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Woma
PN1995.75 .W66 2004

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lukasevansherman
Mar 05, 2014

German film titan Fritz Lang made "Metropolis," a sci-fi film whose groundbreaking design and social message are still influential. He only returned to the genre once for the more realistic "Woman in the Moon." The early parts have something of an espionage/crime bent that will be familiar to viewers of his "Mabuse" films, while the second half takes place on the moon. He strove for realism and was actually advised by scientists, but the moon has breathable air, Earth-like gravity, sand on the surface and bubbling pools. At close to 3 hours, it runs a little long and is slow in parts, but it's a must for fans of Lang and German silent films.

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