9781844576494-1844576493-Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (BFI Film Classics)

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (BFI Film Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781844576494
ISBN-10: 1844576493
Edition: 2
Author: Robinson, David
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: British Film Institute
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781844576494
ISBN-10: 1844576493
Edition: 2
Author: Robinson, David
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: British Film Institute
Format: Paperback 96 pages

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Acknowledged authors Robinson, David wrote Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (BFI Film Classics) comprising 96 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1844576493 and 9781844576494. Since then Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (BFI Film Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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With its jagged, stylised sets, menacing shadows and themes of murder, madness and delirium, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920) remains the source and essence of German Expressionist cinema. Fusing carnival spectacle with the paranoia of the psychological thriller, it centres on the haunting, sexually ambivalent presence of Conrad Veidt as Cesare – the somnambulist exploited as
an instrument by the sinister Dr. Caligari.

David Robinson challenges long accepted versions of the history and reception of Caligari and redefines its relationship to the larger phenomenon of Expressionist art. His reassessment of the relative contributions of director, designers and writers becomes a fascinating detective story, as he investigates the status and significance of the single surviving copy of the original script, which came to light only in the late 1980s when almost all those involved in the production were dead.

This second edition features a new introduction that considers the place of German Expressionist cinema within the European revival of Gothic at the turn of the twentieth century, and original cover artwork by Ben Goodman.

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