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Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Robert Wiene Germany, 1920

Semaj Productions's rating of the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Not really a very good film more than it is an incredible idea presented in a unique way. Caligari created an iconic aesthetic, especially with it's cinematography, subject matter, makeup, and production design. This however is grossly overshadowed by how much better Caligari's imitators utilized that aesthetic. It's not very well paced, and the story isn't exactly engaging.