On the film Berlin, die Sinfonie der Grosstadt by Walter Rottmann, 1927: “Their interest is first of all to recall the anthropological impact of the appearance of large cities: for a generation – between the 1890s and the 1920s – metropolisation imposed new ways of understanding space. (…) Even more: it creates the conditions for a perceptual crisis and a state of shock which is, in cinema, a hyperbolic representation”. Stéphane Füzesséry, Architecture & Cinéma

If the metropolis is the new factory, in addition to stimulating a permanent perceptual crisis, isn’t it alienating ?