Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari

Well, we watched a film today. Called 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' It was filmed in 1919 (or 1920, Cant quite remember) This film is B&W, and is a Silent Movie. This film is also one of the earliest Horror and has been a inspiration for the recent Horrors been released. It runs for approximately 70 mins.

"The deranged Dr. Caligari and his faithful sleepwalking Cesare are connected to a series of murders in a German mountain village, Holstenwall. Caligari presents an example of a motion picture "Frame Story" in which most of the plot is presented as a "Flashback", as told by Francis." -(Not taken from wikipedia!!) (aww, www.wikipedia.com)

This film was entertaining, as I havent seen a B&W film before. The Critics have
praised 'Dr. Caligari' for being extremely expressionistic. The set design is very abnormal due to it's odd shaped walls and windows.
Well not much more to say about it sooo... Catch you Bloggers Soon..


tutorphil said...

Not much to say about it?! What about the 'look' of the film? How did the skewed set tell the audience something about the characters? Answers on a postcard please - and, for a bonus point, you'll find a supporting film review as evidence... :-)

D Bright said...

Thanks Phil, I never know how to write stuff so when im given slight pointers it all kicks off :) thanks.

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