posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 10:13 AM
My choice would have to be Metropolis.
Its city scape has influenced every sci-fi film/tv program that has a city or cities in it.The female robot was so futuristic you don't see the likes
of it again until Star Wars,but the lab it was created in was reproduced countless times for horror films.
Then there is the eternal struggle of the workers against their masters,the relations between the social classes.And if you look closely at the scenes
where the factory blows up some of the actors are on wires,i'm not sure but i think this predates the first use of the technique in any Chinese
martial arts film.
There has also been an influence on musicians songs and videos such as Queen,Madonna,Motorhead,Nine Inch Nails,Akala and Kraftwerk.
[edit on 12-12-2007 by jakyll]