Brigitte Helm & Metropolis

Filed in PISCES

Metropolis poster with robot

Today is the birthday of Brigitte Helm, star of the sensational 1920s movie Metropolis…

It was released on January 10 1927, with the interesting astro-signature of Jupiter opposite Neptune in Leo, Uranus in Pisces quincunxing the Neptune in Leo. Apt for a sci-fi masterpiece with massive socio-cultural import but that would take many decades to be fully appreciated…no?

Does anyone else love this movie?

Note also how fabulous Neptune in Leo – 1915 to 1929 – was for cinema? All those stars born.

Metropolis star winking

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elderly lioness
elderly lioness

Metropolis is so divinely Art Deco stylish it is way up there with my all time favourite films

Regarding Tarkovsky’s Solaris – that’s another one I love. I’ve seen it several times – it’s deep and mysterious and not at all boring.

BlackStarAries
BlackStarAries

Yes, igzactly- I have always had a fascination with this movie ever since I saw it in the Queen video…..
I even watched an anime version in Japanese……

LibrabutwithAriesontheRise
LibrabutwithAriesontheRise

I adore this film. Absolutely love it. There used to be a bar in Sydney called Metropolis – I think in North Sydney, circa 1989? – that had a replica of the Metropolis robot thing jutting out of the wall. Cool.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

lol…used to be my local after it modernised itself (and I turned 18)…it was there til the late 90s more or less…i think

aquaphobe
aquaphobe

love the edited version with Queen’s music. i know i know. but i have the attention span of a goldfish and the emo depth of a puddle.

Charles
Charles

I used to turn off the sound and play Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs” as the soundtrack. BTW, did you know that just recently, an original edit of Metropolis was located? In 2002 they released a new edit that restored 25 minutes of the film that had been cut (most likely cut from the version you saw). Now apparently they have just released (like in February) the restored original version, it runs 210 minutes. In comparison the versions most commonly seen are about 94 to 115 minutes. So hardly anyone has seen more than about HALF the original film. Oh I gotta… Read more »

aquaphobe
aquaphobe

i could maybe handle it mini series style. one quarter at a time.

Charles
Charles

You have to dive in and drown in a film like that. It’s long because the director wanted it to be long for a reason. Oh I should tell you a great story. The film “Solaris” by the Russian director Tarkowski is notorious for its length and boredom. In fact, that’s the point, the book is about the tedium and boredom of some guys living on a space station who can’t escape from their own memories. So after years of hearing about this film, adapted from a book by my favorite SciFi author, the movie is making a rare appearance… Read more »

scorpiontailedtongue
scorpiontailedtongue

Love this film! Profound!

dotty
dotty

oooh – and David Startton goes ON AND ON about this lost golden age of silentmovies 1915-30 so please do report back?!!!
Excellently eclectic as ever, thankyou 🙂

dotty
dotty

oh no typo – meant David Stratton – old virgo fogey who cant be doing with shakeycam, a magnificent movie maestro in longterm smallscreen relationship with that silverfox Margaret the Ramette – and that’s everything I know.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

so David’s a Virgo eh. Have always wondered. I love David. It’s very rare that I agree with anything Margaret has to say. I always look to see how may stars David gives a movie. They do make a great team though.

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

They do!!! I enjoy their stoush! 🙂

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

best one ever was when they reviewed Dancer in the Dark, the Lars von Triers movie. I hated that movie with a passion, almost put me off Bjork for being in it!!! David gave it a ZERO! The only time that’s ever happened apparently. I remember him saying something about the similarities of the movie with the sound of nails running down a blackboard. Hahaha. Margaret loved it and gave it a 5! Talk about polar opposites. hehe

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

I remember that one! 😆 I didn’t see the movie anyway. Ended up enjoying listening to other peeps arguing about it, the lovers and the haters. 🙂 Have you seen Anti-Christ, the latest LvT creation? I haven’t seen it yet, but saw the dvd and was wondering about it.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

absolutely no intention of seeing Anti-Christ. Would rather stick pins in my eyes than see anything by LvT!! His movies are ugly, misogynist and offend my Libra venus. And the whole dogme movement school of filmmaking, leaves me cold. It’s a wank. *shudder*. I know some people rave about “Breaking the Waves” but i found it mind numbingly depressing.

Check out this review of Anti-Christ.

“Why I’ll never watch another Lars von Trier movie.”

http://www.slate.com/id/2233304/

Charles
Charles

Oh yeah, that brings back memories. Back in my college days, I had this on tape, we used to.. we, um.. well never you mind what we used to do while watching Metropolis.

davidl
davidl

Just a quick qwestion Myst. was the last great depression 1929 ? when uranus moved from pisces to aries ? if so was the GFC at a similar point or are we closing in on that point soon ?

whatever
whatever

The gfc was not even the beginning from what I’ve heard. And I am wondering if China will pull the rug from under those who survived the first fiscal hurdle?

whatever
whatever

another weird thing, Greece was pivotal at the end of the 2nd world war, to USA gaining more power than it had prior and Britain retreating to gather strength, Greece is now pretty much bankrupt and may take the EU down with it if the peeps in charge aren’t super careful. Greece/China is what I’ve been watching to see if there are any portents.

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

I love this film!!!

Love love love love love love love…

Why is it that silent movie star always have such huge and smoking eyes? Can I learn how to do eye make up like that please??

year of the fox
year of the fox

Hie thee hence to a MAC cosmetics counter! They can do amazing things with makeup.

and yes…Metropolis love! By accident while exploring that whole music synchronicity with movies, I found that The Cure’s “Kiss Me” album seems to sync up really well to certain scenes. We were trying to see if Pink Floyd would it. :/

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