Beautifully put by Jon over at Birmingham: It’s Not Shit:
Fritz Langâ€™s 1927 film Metropolis is set in â€œthe extraordinary Gothic skyscrapers of a corporate city-state, the Metropolis of the title. Society has been divided into two rigid groups: one of planners or thinkers, who live high above the earth in luxury, and another of workers who live underground toiling to sustain the lives of the privileged.â€
Birmingham 2008 has parallels according to this clip on the olâ€™ YouTubes:
Vid made by vjdelsyd.