It reminds me of the things I dream about while I'm asleep at night. This film really gives you that feeling of walking down an abandoned street at night where everything seems to be some kind of imposing threat. Visually, this is one of the most well-composed films I've seen, the art direction and lighting are out of this world. It hasn't aged a bit.
fascinating and really compelling. the set design was very gothic and reminded me of early tim burton as well as charles laughton's night of the hunter. the twists were excellent too. visually a real treat, not to mention that it has a great deal of plot and gets through it with such style. i really was impressed this piece.
"Du Musst Caligari Werden!" I first saw this film when I was studying Film at A Level, and sort of fell in love with the whole aesthetic of it. I love how the actor's faces are painted to look like they're shadowed, and the strange, crooked perspective of the sets - plus Conrad Veidt was mesmerising as Cesare.
Dark and confusing, the film that lead to Film Noir, with many of the crew escaping to America before WWII. Strange and unsettling, one is drawn into the narrative, mesmerised by Cesar's story. With a terrifying denoument that leaves the audience questioning its' own sanity. Brilliant
There are few more important or more influential horror films in cinematic history than Robert Wiene's German Expressionist masterpiece, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. The film that started the Expressionist movement, CALIGARI is a frenzied, stylish nightmare about a mad psychiatrist and his murderous somnambulist, Cesar. From the dynamic, dreamlike design to the oft-copied twist, CALIGARI has never been equaled.