For April 25th- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

If you didn’t think Germans were weird enough: Watch a German expressionist film like this one.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

A strange doctor comes to a small German fairground with a strange exhibit.  After a series of mysterious murders, one man chooses to find the truth.

Acting: 2/2

Very interesting from a physical aspect, which is typical for the style.  Also, the actors faces are greatly exaggerated, adding to the emotion.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Awesome set pieces that add to the creepy feeling present in the other areas of the film.  A good shooting style for the film, if a bit one-dimensional.

Sound/FX: 2/2

The soundtrack syncs perfectly with the on-screen action, and adds to the emotional content.

Misc: 1/2

I couldn’t quite get over the subtitles.  I understand that they are meant to accentuate the words and their meaning, but they are a headache to read after a while.


A good art film and a must for anyone studying the crafts of film, acting, or theatre.


About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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2 Responses to For April 25th- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

  1. I would just like to say that German Expressionist films are my fave. I did my Stage Makeup final in German Expressionist style…

    But “Metropolis” takes the cake.

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