Newly discovered 1927 program goes behind the scenes of Metropolis

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Dec 17, 2012

Despite its age, the 1927 film Metropolis remains one of the seminal works of science fiction—and a newly discovered book program shows how they pulled it off.

The production values and style stand out as one of the most uniquely beautiful works of science fiction ever, and a long-lost 32-page theater program from the debut has now popped up in London.

The program delves into the genesis of the sci-fi epic, with comments form creator Fritz Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, along with some other cast and crew members. But what really stands out are the behind-the-scenes photos, which offer new perspectives on some of the most iconic images ever.

Not surprisingly, the program is extremely rare—one of just three copies known to exist. It's also for sale, but it'll cost you about $4,244.

Check out six scans from the book below, and head over to Wired for even more pages:

(Via Wired)