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Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Robert Wiene Germany, 1920

Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

So good. I could perhaps do without certain moments in the last 27 minutes or so, and the rhythm from scene space to scene space sometimes feels unskillful, uncertain, part of too many hands' interference perhaps? But these are altogether minor quibbles in relation to the moments when the film is working. A living, breathing thing, this one.