The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Directed by Robert Weine: As globally wide-known, this film had been labelled as a film which represented the artistic style of German Expressionist movement in the early period. This art movement was occurring in Germany during the s after German armed forces had been defeated in the World War I and German nation had been controlled under the American government.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene courtesy of MoMA Plot Summary A young man named Francis recounts a fantastic story taking place in a North German town where a number of brutal murders have been occuring. Francis and his friend, Alan, visit a traveling fair where one of the acts is a certain Dr.
Caligari's presentation of a hypnotized sleepwalker named Cesare who can tell the future. Cesare predicts Alan will be dead by the next morning, and he is in fact murdered in the night.
Franics becomes suspicious of Caligari and Cesare, but another man is incorrectly blamed with the crimes. However, Cesare later abducts Francis's fiancee Jane, and it becomes evident that Caligari was commanding the sleepwalker to carry out the murders.
Francis chases Caligari into an insane asylum where it turns out Caligari is the director who has himself gone mad. Caligari is captured and incarcerated in his own institution. The flashback ends, and it turns out Francis is actually a patient in the asylum, as are Jane and Cesare.
Caligari is the director, and he states that Francis suffers from peculiar delusions. Caligari achieves most of its effectiveness and importance from brilliant mise-en-scene, primarily in the area of set design. The sparseness of its narrative form, while adding to the overall mysteriousness, marks the film as a relatively early work in the development of cinema; there is a general lack of camera movement and very little editing within scenes.
The fantastic stylized sets capture the subjective perceptions of the main character by shaping the scenery from his thoughts, an important cinematic innovation.
This characteristic subtly reminds one of the stabbings Cesare carries out at the bidding of Dr. These sharp geometric figures also convey a pervading sense of danger and evil throughout the city which, in retrospect, can be seen as the paranoid worldview of the narrator.
These places where comfort and normality should preside are both threatened in the inner story. Other stylistic aspects also add to the eeriness and originality of the film. His pallid complexion and the exaggerated dark circles under his eyes set the standard look for movie zombies.
The self-conscious graphic design is evident in a shot of Dr.
Caligari waiting on the town clerk; three streaks run prominently through his hair and are matched with three distinct lines on his glove. Another example would be Francis waiting in the empty hall of the asylum, standing directly in the center of an alternating black and white circle to form a memorable tableau—much like an Expressionistic painting.
A few iris-in effects that jump to the extreme side of the frame hint that important elements reside throughout each composition.An Architectural Analysis of the Film, The Cabinet of Dr.
Caligari (), directed by Robert Wiene and starring Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt. An Architectural Analysis of the Film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (), directed by Robert Wiene and starring Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt. Interiors. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Directed by Robert Weine German Expressionist style sets Possibly the first example of a 'twist' ending in a film.
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Caligari (German: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. A Brief History Of Horror - The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari And The s.
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Caligari - Directed by Robert Weine German Expressionist style sets Possibly the first example of a 'twist' ending in a film.