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Power and Control in 1984 and Metropolis

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Dahyo Lloyd

on 19 March 2016

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Transcript of Power and Control in 1984 and Metropolis

"It was an enormous , pyramidical structure of glittering white concrete"
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Metropolis
Power and Control in 1984 and Metropolis
The very first shot in the film depicts the towering spires of the city on top of a pyramid shape- establishing the pyramid motif that recurs through the film.

The pyramid is a symbol of the social heirarchy in the world of Metropolis, a few people having command over a great number of oppressed masses
The shot then transitions to a shot of cogs moving a metronomic manner, demonstrating the role the machines have in maintaining the power structure of the city.
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