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Lot 4140 Film Photography
Scene from "Metropolis", Heart Machine
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Scene from the film "Metropolis" showing the Heart Machine. 1926/27. Vintage gelatin silver print. 21 x 27,5 cm (23,3 x 29,8 cm). Ufa logo and number 47 in the negative in lower left corner; Photo:Ufa reproduction limitation stamp and film title stamp on the verso.

Although "Metropolis" did not enjoy the expected success during its premiere, audiences were impressed with the technical tricks and visual effects which remain an iconic element of cinematography today. This film still shows the Heart Machine, which is the city's power generator in the film. Its destruction leads to a hydraulic breakdown and flood of the worker's city. – Handling crease in lower area, corners bumped, a few pinholes and slight soilng in white margins, minimal traces of surface abrasion, slight oxidation mirroring in edges, otherwise in very good condition.

Estimate
€ 750  

(US$ 825)
(GBP 667)
(CHF 825)



» 19th - 21st Century Photography
Lot 4140 Film Photography
Scene from "Metropolis", Heart Machine
» Absentee bids welcome

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