Fig 1 Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis has the themes of human struggle and religion, the pampered citizens who live in luxury; as we see in the beginning with Freder frolicking in the garden with the women, oblivious to the lower class working 10 hour shifts to keep the machine running in the depths (who we see lined up like cattle at the beginning of the episode at the gates to the machines).
“Maria longs for a messianic figure who can find a middle way between the head and the heart, the bosses and the workers: he will be the Mediator” (Bradshaw,2010). Maria wants to unite the bosses and workers together, she preaches to the workers in the catacombs where she stands in front of some crosses which are linked to Christianity.
Fig 2 Metropolis (1927)
"With its immense sets and stark lighting, the workers' city is a credible image of hell, while the overground landscapes were a seminal influence on all subsequent science fiction" (Pierce, 2003).
Fig 3 Metropolis (1927)
Bradshaw. P.(2010) Metropolis At: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/sep/09/metropolis-restored-film-review (Accessed on 14.10.13)
Pierce. N.(2003) Metropolis At: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/01/06/metropolis_1927_review.shtml (Accessed on 14.10.13)
Fig 1 Metropolis (1927) [Poster] At: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/06/Metropolisposter.jpg/220px-Metropolisposter.jpg (Accessed on 14.10.13)
Fig 2 Metropolis (1927) From: Metropolis. Directed by: Fritz Lang [Film still], Weimar Republic, At: http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/the_bloodshot_eye/metropolis/metroposky.jpg (Accessed on 14.10.13)
Fig 3 Metropolis (1927) From: Metropolis. Directed by: Fritz Lang [Film still], Weimar Republic, At: http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/the_bloodshot_eye/metropolis/metropolrobot.jpg (Accessed on 14.10.13)