Guess What's World's Most Extravagant Movie Poster

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The most expensive movie poster is a 1927 art-deco poster made to market the German sci-fi classic Metropolis by Fritz Lang. The poster was sold to a Californian collector Ken Schacter for USD 690,000 in 2005 by Andrew Cohen, a British businessman and owner of the mail-order firm Betterware.

The sepia-toned poster featuring the futuristic skyline with the face of the gynoid, Maschinenmensch, was designed by art-deco artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm; a fitting representation of the most expensive silent film of its time. Only three copies of the same poster are known to exist: one is currently housed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; another in the Berlin's Film Museum and one belonging in a private collection.

Metropolis is a film set in a futuristic urban dystopia that explores the social dynamics between workers and owners in capitalism. The movie is regarded as the first full-length film of the science fiction genre, and is famous for its portrayal of a cityscape dominated by towering skyscrapers and monumental steel structures.

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