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Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans

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Recently as a class we watched two old silent black and white films. The films we watched are Metropolis (1927) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). Metropolis is about a city in the ¨future¨. They have a working class, who works underground and the people who work above the ground. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is about a married couple, and the husband is cheating on his wife. His mistress almost convinces him to kill his wife by drowning her. At one point they can not find her, and the mistress thinks that he really did kill her, but in reality it was because of a storm and she ended up being fine. The first comparison of the two films is that they are both black and white, and also silent. Around this time, most films were this…show more content…
In Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, there was the girl from the city that the husband was cheating on his wife with. She wanted him to take his wife out on the boat and kill her but make it not look like a murder, which ended up not happening and so she moved back to the city. In Metropolis, there was Maria, and she was a good girl at first. Towards the middle of the movie a robot named “Hel” came along, and over a period of time Hel turned into Maria, the evil Maria. Evil Maria tries to seduce Joh Fredersen. Throughout the movie, she does a lot of other things that will not be described in detail. In each of the movies, they had the same types of special effects. The biggest special effect used is fading in and fading out between shots. Only years before is when special effects came about. They helped the movie become more interesting since they were black and white, and also silent. Along with that, they helped movies develope throughout the ages, and even influenced some of the movies today. From the special effects to the black and white aspect, silent parts and the ¨bad¨ girls in both Metropolis and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans they are very similar movies. However, the movies nowadays are much more advanced. But, without the earlier films, today's films would be much less advanced and not be as good as they are or can
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