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Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)

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In this book, David Robinson challenges long accepted versions of the history and reception of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, and seeks to redefine its relationship to the larger phenomenon of Expressionist art.
Paperback, 8 pages
Published December 27th 1997 by British Film Institute
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Corinna Bechko
Really gives the film some interesting context. The author demythologizes many of the legends surrounding the making of this classic, and gives a blow-by-blow comparison of the script and the finished movie. An interesting read for anyone interested in the history of cinema.
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I loved this film as a teenager and was fascinated by its style, its story, and the spooky quality that seems to be inherent in all silent films of that time, including "Nosferatu".
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David Robinson (born 1930) is a British film critic and author. He started writing for Sight and Sound and the Monthly Film Bulletin in the 1950s, becoming Assistant Editor of Sight and Sound and Editor of the Monthly Film Bulletin in 1957-1958. He was film critic of The Fi
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