Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Via Snag Films, a classic of the silent film era.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


In this silent, classic example of early German expressionism, this cinematic landmark relates the stylized tale of a Dr. Caligari, a fairground showman who hypnotizes an innocent villager--turning him into a sleepwalking "zombie"--and compels him to carry out fiendish murders.

Film Credits
  • Director: Robert Wiene
  • Writers: Hans Janowitz, Carl Mayer
  • Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt

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