German Expressionism, 1919-1933
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German Expressionism, 1919-1933
concerning expressionistic film in Weimar Germany, 1919-1933
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A German Expressionism Primer

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Here's a nice introduction to many basics of the period. In particular, read sections on backgroud and CALIGARI. And also, notice the connections to many other arts: literature, architecture and painting, for example. 

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

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Here's a pretty fine intro to the connections bw (German) expressionistic film and (US produced) film noir. Matt Holmes has posted an interesting article on the Obsessed With Film blog: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Suffering creates art?

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Full Movie

Here you find the entirity of THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (Weine, 1919), which is considered the first German expressionist film. It has all the fundamentals: chiaroscuro lighting; strange shapes (and ghosts) all around; out-of-whack characters; a world "teetering between tyranny and chaos"; and, the "expression" of internal realities through the specifically cinematic.  It's a great 51 minutes.

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The Birth of Horror Film

The Birth of Horror Film | German Expressionism, 1919-1933 | Scoop.it

If you're into horror film (from HALLOWEEN to HELLRAISER to HOSTEL), check out this essay; it makes argument about CALIGARI (1919) as the first ever horror film.  Wonder if anyone could make storify about horror film's precursors?

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