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    Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first film by Germany to be an Expressionist film. Authorities of an avant-garde movement believed that by using Expressionism in films (as they did in paintings, theater, literature, and architecture) this might be a selling point in the international market. The film proved that to be true and because of its success other films in the Expressionist style soon followed. Siegfried Kracauer discusses The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in his thesis

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    Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920), I will explore the nature of the narrative structure in the film; I will look at how the conflict between the frame and narrative mutually contradict each other. I will also discuss the representation of madness and illusion in the film looking at the mise-en-scène. I will be looking at some scenes in the film to illustrate and reveal the significance and contradictory nature of the film. Narrative Structure The film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German:

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    Straight from the beginning, Robert Weine’s 1919 film, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is set to take on an expressionist form. This is made apparent by the jarring mise-en-scene and haunting performances by the actors in the film. These elements bring about an unrealistic and “obscure” (Eisner, 1973:10) quality to the film which has come to be associated with films of the expressionist era. The narrative structure set up by the framing of the film however does not support the expressionist style and

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    Dr Caligari History

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    Caligari (1920) by Robert Wiene.A classic prototype of Germans expressionism that captivated the audience with its cinematographic style. Upon seeing the script of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the production designers agreed to create eccentric and nightmarish style cinematography. The visual style included high contrasts, chiaroscuro lighting

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    Donald Barthelme

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    University of New York, teacher of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Houston, and of course author of short stories and novels (Anderson et al, 919). He is the author of a number of collections of short stories including “Come Back, Dr. Caligari'; (1964); “Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts'; (1968); “ City Life'; (1971); “Sadness'; (1972); “Great Days'; (1978); “Overnight to Many Distant Cities'; (1983); and “Paradise'; (1986). He also wrote Snow

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    making that developed as part of the German expressionism movement during the 1920’s, which produced numerous movies now considered to be classics could be seen to have done so only through the stylings of mise-en-scène. Such films as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari could be seen to convey the benefits in this style of film making; as described by (Phaidon, p.483, 1999) There is no conventional scenery: the sets are painted on canvas, creating an eerie world of distorted perspectives entirely fitting a film

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    One of the most notable features of Robert Weine’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the plot twist at the end, where it is revealed that Francis has been an asylum patient the whole time. Though this may come as a surprise to many, a closer analysis of the mise-en-scėne of the first scene in the film reveals foreshadowing of the twist at the end. At first glance it appears to be a normal conversation between two men, but a closer look at several elements reveal details that hint that something is wrong

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    the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Here, we follow the main character Francis through

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    film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Wiene was influenced a lot by the Expressionist movement in film.This is shown through how a lot of Expressionist mise-en-scène can be seen in Caligari. Expressionist mise-en-scène is a little different, in how it tries to create a setting that reflects the protagonist of the film who they want the audience to identify with and the goal of this is to embody the state of mind of the viewer (Coates 79). This is shown in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in how in the town

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920’s German silent-horror film. Robert Weine, the director, collaborated with the German cinematographer, Willy Hameister to create this German Expressionist masterpiece. The idea was taken from the screenplay written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Meyer. It is also considered one of the greatest horror films during the silent period. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its historical context in terms of the German Expressionist movement will be discussed further in the

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