Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

This is a fabulous poster whoever designed it. This is known as the first true Horror film. A German Expressionist classic. I first learned about it in Film School way back when, like most people. Mike Budd did a film essay on the commentary track. It was hard to follow in parts, but fascinating. Talked a lot about modernism, and expressionism and the narrative elements--traditional and radically different. I would like to talk to that Mike Budd in laymen's terms though. Anybody who is an expert on this film please contact me.