Horst von Harbou

Metropolis

$49.99

This book is not yet published, but will be available from February 2021.

ISBN: 9783869303697 Category:

Horst von Harbou

Description

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is a defining film of the silent era and science fiction genre. But the work of the film’s still photographer Horst von Harbou has remained obscure. Von Harbou, brother of Thea von Harbou, Lang’s then wife and co-screenwriter of Metropolis, photographed filmed scenes as well as off-camera action, and made an album of thirty-five photographs which he gave to the film’s young star Brigitte Helm. The book Metropolis is a careful reconstruction of this album, showing the photographs and some of their backsides which feature hand-written notes. Von Harbou’s photographs not only offer a rare insight into Lang’s film, but have been crucial in reconstructing missing scenes from it.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 17 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 February 2021
Number of pages 88
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23 x 17 cm
Weight 300 g