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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari intentionally uses sets that look artificial. The deliberate distortions were meant to portray what a tormented soul might perceive. German expressionism, known as dada, and surrealism rejected notions of reality, the German expressionist movement, modern art was underway. Used tilted sets, and twisted cardboard trees.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - Film Analysis In this video essay, Jack discusses Robert Wiene’s surreal German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, highlighting the immense art and storytelling that make this still one of the greatest films of all time.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, released worldwide 1921) begins with two men, one old one young, speaking in a garden.A woman soon walks into view. It appears as if something is wrong with these men and the woman. The young main claims she is his betrothed.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer.Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted.
We begin this week with an influential masterpiece of German Expressionism, Robert Weine's 1920 horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari). Like many of the great silent films of the era, Caligari is in the public domain, and available to watch for free (in versions of varying quality) on YouTube, Netflix, archive.org, and other sources.
In the same essay, I compared two still-shots, one from D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance and one from the movie in question: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It should be no wonder to anyone who has seen Caligari as to why I would select it as my example.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu both tell the story of a young German man’s subjection to the madness of a dark overlord with seemingly supernatural powers. In Caligari, a young man named Cesare, who is a somnambulist (or sleep walker) is controlled by the powers of a crazy doctor, who orders him to kill innocent victims.