Ashley Swinnerton on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Robert Wiene’s wildly inventive 1920 film shatters every silent-movie stereotype.
Nov 19, 2021
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Ashley Swinnerton, collection specialist in the Department of Film, meets us in the theater for a screening of Robert Wiene’s expressionist masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), a film so wildly inventive that certain shots are, as she puts it, “burned into my retinas forever.”
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