• The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    1920. Germany. Robert Wiene. 71 min.

With piano accompaniment by Ben Model

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    1920. Germany. Directed by Robert Wiene. Screenplay by Hans Janowitz, Carl Mayer. With Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt. In one of the landmark films of German Expressionism, a movement that greatly influenced Tim Burton’s visual style, the somnambulist Cesare commits murder under the control of the sinister Dr. Caligari. The theme of the reluctant villain plays a significant role in Burton’s films, in which characters like Catwoman and Sweeney Todd are made into monsters by the wickedness of others. Silent. 71 min.

In the Film exhibition Tim Burton and the Lurid Beauty of Monsters

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