Cinema Retro’s | ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’, and the 100th anniversary of the revolution in the aesthetics of the film


It is very difficult to find someone who has never heard of After His Mother’s Death or Tim Burtonout of the two films, because the more separated they are, for decades and decades to come-the realization of film, it carries an identity that’s unique aesthetic, which will put them at the forefront as a great revolutionary art to the realm of entertainment.

One of the most famous films of Hitchock, we can mention A ‘Body falling’ and ‘Psycho’, the feature film that we first introduced to the techniques of shooting with quite advanced for the increasing polarization that is insurgia on the world stage, but they brought back the elements that are used for a number of decades, for a very interesting and magical, the precursor to cinema as we know it today. However, in its turn, has always brought out the characters very significant to the big screen, built-up and disturbing, arches, art, all created within the scenarios of multiple oppression is that it invited the audience to a journey out of reality, and that you also took advantage of the path to be trodden by the same person are still not known.

The truth is that none of those careers would have such significance if it were not for the F. W. Murnau’s. One of the major names of the movement Kammerspiel and it was a forerunner of surrealism and of the social, and, almost redundantly, on the part of the German guarantees to the director of some of the masterpieces of film are revisited, and that can serve as an inspiration to any name that dares to venture out into the terror, the suspense, the psychological, or the the united states (such as the classic ‘Nosferatu’that would become subject to any of the iterations that are about vampires, and creatures of the like). However, before you venture into it with more of a presence in the genre in question, Murnau managed to a little bit of that today, in the sounds familiar, but the reputation is not justified, with just as much fervour as before: ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’.

In a period of post-World War I, Germany was weakened economically and politically, even more so considering the multiple items of the Treaty of Versailles, which drew its lead from the past and transform the country into a kind of purgatory on earth. It is not surprising that during the dark and desperate, at the forefront of his be disappointed as it is a reflection of the desires and gloom of the people, because he had, as a theme, the primacy of the emotions in the human face of the ledger. Although disappointed, first in the fine arts, and, of course, that the film would not leave the side of the school, even more so in a period of time during which the anguish of the responsibility for every move and every thought. And, sharing the spotlight with the birth of the assembly of the soviet (that is if you go back to a more guerrilla-and the criticism), the creative line would be Murnau’s icon.

The history of the ‘Dr. Caligari’ it is very easy to use, in the course of almost 80 minutes, the narrative is focused on a crazy hypnotist (Werner KraussI use a sonambulista (Conrad Veidt) to commit the murder. However, the spectrum of criminal law, and, in fact, it is told from the point of view of a man named Francis,Friedrich Fehérand that is the center of a huge plot twist that descontrói what we believe to know about the film — and it serves up the same as the analysis of the anthropological and the psychological fact of the human condition. After all, as the plot nears the end, we can see that Francis is only a day-dreamer get, which makes many wide, being trapped in an insane asylum, and the belief that the head of the institution that is the character’s name.

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Right off the bat, we see that the content is unexpected and surprising, has been purchased by the tens-of-pictures-of-high-caliber in the sphere of contemporary M. Night Shyamalan you would use it in ‘The Sixth Sense’ a deconstruction of the cathartic, of a psychologist, embodied by the Bruce Williswhile Working we’d have to figure out what the ingenious Mr. Bates, it was more of an issue than she looked. In the mind of lunatic fringe would also be a matter of David Fincher in ‘Seven For The Seven Crimes In The Capital’, ‘Garota Exemplar’ and ‘The zodiac’and Darren Aronofsky that would transform the classical ballet The Lake of the Swans a psychological thriller that would make a Natalie Portman his academy award for MelhorAtriz.

But the idea of a narrative is not enough to explain the weight that Murnau cast in a future film. It is imperative to mention that, technically, the his has been seen, especially in the scenarios are skewed at an angle away from the human, in the play of light and shade in the characterisation of the characters, as well as in many other spectra. The architecture is dark and gothic, the output of a re-imaging of the articles While He Was A he would publish a few years earlier, it would be moved to the drama theatre, of Burton, in the ‘Edward’s Hand-of-Scissors’ and in the victorian village of ‘The Corpse Bride’ (a tribute to clara in the village dummy of Holstenwall); without such a lurid and lush, suspense, Orson Welles never have been able to be translated in their need to unload emotionally” with ‘Citizen Kane’considered by many critics, both national and international, as is the film’s most important part of the Story; without it, the movie, and we would never know of the conflicts, the personality of Richard Blane in ‘Casablanca’or in the clash of the troubled Oskar Schindler in ‘Schindler’s List’.

The truth is that ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ he gave a name to the cards in the game, and he hath stretched forth its branches, not only for his generation but for decades, and now, a century after its troubled launch in the middle of a period of entreguerras. To his own existence, guided by the prophetic foreshadowing of the ascension of the nazi era, as well as the destruction of the freedom of expression that came with authoritarian rule and oppression came to an unprecedented – and its legacy an endless supply, which deserves more recognition than it already will be guaranteed.