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April 21, 2014 11:02 AM   Subscribe

[Fritz Lang's] Metropolis and the posters of Boris Bilinsky.
posted by griphus (11 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

Yes, it's pretty awesome. I've run across it before when doing general image searches for Metropolis the movie.
posted by Slothrop at 11:15 AM on April 21

I would watch the heck out of all these movies.

And Bilitinsky knew how to draw a train!
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:17 AM on April 21

That poster is so damn great.

Does anyone know if it’s possible to purchase a reprint? A quick search yields nothing.
posted by context adventure at 11:26 AM on April 21

You can get a poster-sized copy of a high-resolution scan on Amazon. I have a few of them from that shop and they looks pretty good.
posted by griphus at 11:31 AM on April 21 [2 favorites]

context adventure it's here. $14
posted by Wretch729 at 11:32 AM on April 21 [2 favorites]

If you can access the dread facebook, here is the poster just done for a local showing of Metropolis
posted by edgeways at 11:34 AM on April 21

There *must* be posters available, because I had this poster on the wall of the hostel where I stayed in Berlin. I even took a picture of it because it was so cool. But I'd begin searching in the shop of the Kinemathek near Potsdamer Platz.
posted by sukeban at 12:17 PM on April 21

i happen to be the editor of a science fiction magazine. One of our earliest articles was on the subject of "The Art of Science Fiction." One of the key pieces discussed in that article was Fritz Lang/s Metropolis poster.
posted by 256 at 2:57 PM on April 21

I have the poster from Amazon and it is a good reproduction. I found reference to it here on Mefi from a comment and knew that I had to have it for Mr. Jadepearl.
posted by jadepearl at 4:47 PM on April 21

I will never stop loving every minutely trimmed-and-lost-yet-then-rediscovered corpuscle, typeface, woodcut, remastered soundtrack and dust-covered artifact that bears the legacy of this film's immaculate perfection.

That is all.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:41 PM on April 21 [2 favorites]

Welp, I'm in love.
We have a poster for Metropolis on our wall (this one), but now I have poster envy.

I love this era of posters and art.
There is A Princess Of Mars print I covet, but no one seems to sell a print.
posted by Mezentian at 5:36 PM on April 23

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