One of only 4 surviving posters for Fritz Lang's 1927 movie 'Metropolis' by the artist Heinz Schuls-Neudamm is being put up for auction again. The last time this poster went to auction was in 2005 and went for $690,000 which made it the most expensive movie poster ever sold.
This has me wondering though, how many of today's young movie makers and movie goers have actually seen this amazing film or for that matter any film by Lang? 'Metropolis' is film about a dystopian future in the year 2000 and was groundbreaking when it came out, and when I first saw it in 1998 I still thought it was amazing. This film influenced many film-makers and science fiction writers for years, but do people still watch old black and white movies like this? In the age where people are just trying to top eachother with 3-D films and better cgi (which is fine) do they still even care what film makers of the past were able to accomplish with no technology. I recently watched this film a couple of months ago and I have to say it still stands up and I hope that budding film makers not only watch the blockbusters that are being made today but still watch the films of the past like 'Metropolis.'