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How Cinema Sees The Future
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How Cinema Sees The Future | Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)

Like Blade Runner or David Cameron, Metropolis envisioned a stratified future where the poor were confined to ground level (or below!) while the rich swan about high in the clear air in palatial towers. But Fritz Lang’s film goes further, portraying the gardens of the rich as a sort of Eden and the machines at which the workers toil as literally demonic forces. The place is a powder-keg; let’s hope no one introduces a saintly do-gooder girl or her evil robot doppelganger who could cause the whole thing to blow!

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1 12 Monkeys
12 Monkeys was in Philly. More

Posted by Robot215 on Friday September 21, 2012, 17:25

2 Self-Laced Shoes and Hoverboards?
I think Back To The Future Part II was worth mentioning. Glad you put Blade Runner first though. More

Posted by eagle270878 on Friday September 21, 2012, 14:00

3 "Anyone else fancy some Chinese food?"
Actually, it was Japanese food in Blade Runner's world. ;-) More

Posted by hatebox on Thursday September 20, 2012, 16:07

4 The 3 seashells, my guess.......
Hot Water, Cold Water, Air Dryer. Those make the most sense when it come to 'Butthole cleaning' (when there is no Loo roll) More

Posted by boredbluekoala on Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:03

5 What about
Gattaca? Surrogate? And of course: Bill and Ted? More

Posted by Troggi on Thursday September 20, 2012, 09:45

6 what about Serenity?
Serenity deserves a mention. Shows that even in the future not too much has changed, except for having spaceships More

Posted by exhausted on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 18:43

7 Where's Hell Comes To Frogtown?
Surely deserves inclusion in this breakdown? More

Posted by loafroaster on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 17:26

8 Where's Children of Men?!
Surely deserves inclusion in this breakdown? More

Posted by leonwalters on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 15:52


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