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By Thea Von Harbou
Cover artist: Jack Gaughan
Speaking of classic movie robots (see last week's Bookshelf). One of the first and most memorable of movie robots was surely the false Maria from Fritz Lang and Thea Von Harbou's Metropolis. Cited as an inspiration for Star Wars' C-3PO, the robot Maria is easily the most lasting icon of this film and often one of the few things people know about it. A remarkable film for its time, the themes and imagery of this film continue to inspire film makers as it has since its release in 1926. This novelization, written by Thea Von Harbou the co-screenwriter of Metropolis and wife of director Fritz Lang, features a wonderfully fanciful illustration by one of our all-time favorite roboteers, Jack Gaughan.*
*Yes, we're sure he did this one!