It seems a little odd to me that the two films that have really caught my attention this year are a french black and white film and a silent film.  In both cases it’s the story telling, without the distraction of effects or modern demands to fit in more and more content the film maker can just focus on telling the story.

Metropolis is considered a classic and that reputation is well deserved.  Even to a modern viewer this story is relatable and the story telling easy to follow without dialogue.  Having said that it’s not so easy as to be childs play, some of the imagery particularly Freder’s visions take some decoding and a liberal understanding of christian mythology.

It seems appropriate that the first Robot has very human origins and motivations.  It is also appropriate that the morality of the creation, a robot to fulfil very human desires are being debated today.

Even if the industrialisation of man has passed the nature of man and his relationship with machines is at the very beginning.

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Highway To Mars

Welcome to Martian Central, please take a ticket, the sheep ray will be with you shortly. Highway to Mars was created by Author Stefan Sawynok as an excuse to ramble his way through Science Fiction that he liked and to shine a light on things such as books that don't get covered all that often in fandom. Mostly covers British and American sci-fi but occasionally steps out to cover pieces from around the world. There is so much Sci-fi out there and so little time. :)

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