Genre: Dystopic Science Fiction, German Expressionism, artistically, aspects of Art Deco
Context: Debuted in 1927
Audience: German Citizens of the Weimar Republic; through distribution and editing, a wider International Audience
Metropolis: A Case Study - some good information on the techniques used as well as information on German Expressionism
The Architecture of Metropolis - an interesting site which explores the architecture reflected in the film
The Art Deco Influence on Metropolis
Alpha History - a very good explanation of the 1923 Hyperinflation as well as those who "won" and "lost"