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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

1920 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 51 mins
8/10 · IMDb 99% · Rotten Tomatoes 4.7/5 · Shudder
At a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor...
Release date: March 19, 1921 (USA)
Director: Robert Wiene
Cinematography: Willy Hameister
Screenplay: Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz
Music composed by: Giuseppe Becce, Albert Band, Timothy Brock, and more
Production companies: UFA GmbH and Decla-Bioscop AG
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer.
Box office: $4,713
Budget: $12,371
Country: Germany
Release date: 26 February 1920 (Germany)
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Is Dr. Caligari the first horror movie?
Caligari — widely considered to be the first horror film — the best horror films have functioned as a dark mirror, reflecting our own fears back to us through the lens of storytelling. They use allegory and symbolism to stand in for a whole host of social phobias, structural repression, and shared anxieties.
What is the significance of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari?
The first film to utilize surrealistic production design in a major way, Caligari is a key work of the Expressionist movement in post-World War I Germany. The bizarre set pieces created a quasi-surrealistic world that received critical praise.
Is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari scary?
Perhaps a better question would be: Can we see how “Caligari” might have once been considered scary? The answer is a resounding yes, and it has everything to do with the film's madhouse visual style.
Is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari a zombie film?
This week, Old Ass Horror presents one of the first zombie films ever committed to moving pictures – a horrifying man, a troubled hero, and the constant threat of death at the hands of a living dead puppet. Come along as we open up The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
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The story of Dr Caligari, converted into a hair-raising film melodrama, produced with rich cubist backgrounds instead of the more orthodox settings of ...
Release Date (Streaming): Feb 16, 1999
Release Date (Theaters): Mar 19, 1921 wide
Runtime: 1h 9m
Original Language: German
Jun 3, 2009 · The first thing everyone notices and best remembers about "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) is the film's bizarre look.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, German Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, German silent horror film, released in 1920, that is widely considered the first great ...
Music: Giuseppe Becce
Studio: Decla-Bioscop AG
Key People: Brian De Palma Tod Browning Jacques Tourneur James Whale William Castle
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari us a stunning visual masterpiece, with (for the time) an innovative narrative. Many modern film makers owe this film a debt. The ...
Feb 25, 2020 · Berlin. February 26 1920. A new silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, is released to unsuspecting German audiences and quickly becomes a ...