Metropolis (1927) Rescore
Large-scale ongoing project: a new original score to the 2010 restored edition of Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi epic, Metropolis. Intended to be performed live, this score has a projected completion date of January 2018.
"The biggest-budgeted movie ever produced at Germany's FUA, Fritz Lang's gargantuan Metropolis consumed resources that would have yielded upwards of 20 conventional features...The film added an indelible array of images and ideas to cinema, and has endured across the many decades since its release.
In the year 3000 the city of Metropolis, with its huge towers and vast wealth, is a playground to a ruling class living in luxury and decadence. Deep below, a much larger population of workers labor as virtual slaves in the machine halls..."