Count Down to Halloween The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by on October 28th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

The Cabinet of 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 visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets. Doctor Who made a refernce to the movie in the story the gunfighters when the Doctor introduces himself as Dr. Caligari



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