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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) was a Silent Films - Black-and-white Film directed by Robert Wiene and produced by Rudolf Meinert and Erich Pommer.

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

By Lea Stans on Oct 17, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) The indisputable masterpiece of German Expressionism is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari–both because it?s a perfect example of the style done right (which was less common than you?d think!) and because it?s just plain gre... Read full article


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 28, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I’ve never seen anything like it, and I mean that in all truthfulness. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari has the esteem of being called the original horror film, and that’s not something to be taken lightly. Perhaps I’m more partial to Murnau’s Nosferatu that came out two years lat... Read full article


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 28, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I’ve never seen anything like it, and I mean that in all truthfulness. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari has the esteem of being called the original horror film, and that’s not something to be taken lightly. Perhaps I’m more partial to Murnau’s Nosferatu that came out two years lat... Read full article


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

By Michael on Oct 26, 2015 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Note : this review is a contribution to The Silent Cinema blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Lauren Champkin. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920) Dr. Caligari's somnambulist, Cesare, and his deadly predictions. I remember a discussion I had with ... Read full article


THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI On Blu-ray From Kino-Lorber

By Dan Day Jr. on Nov 26, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Before I start my review of this disc, I'd like to tell the story of when I saw THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI for the very first time. When I was in the fifth or sixth grade, my elementary school (Warren Elementary in Lydick, IN) had a Halloween assembly. At this assembly it was planned to show Hallo... Read full article


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Writer Hans Janowitz added the opening and closing scene after political pressure was put on the film. The censors felt that without those scenes the audience would believe that authority (represented by Caligari) could be deemed insane.
In the May 12, 1921 edition of the Chicago Daily News, Carl Sandburg wrote of the film: "It is a healthy thing for Hollywood, Culver City, Universal City, and all other places where movie film is being produced, that this photoplay has come along at this time. It is sure to have healthy hunches and show new possibilities in style and method to our American Producers."
Writer Hans Janowitz claims to have gotten the idea for the film when he was at a carnival one day. He saw a strange man lurking in the shadows. The next day, he heard that a girl was brutally murdered there. He went to the funeral, and saw the same strange man lurking around. He had no proof that the strange man was the murderer, but he fleshed the whole idea out into his film.
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