Posts tagged caligari
Posts tagged caligari
Destin d’un émigré: Conrad Veidt. Star du cinéma expressioniste allemand, Obligé - lui, l’anti-nazi - de jouer les nazis à Hollywood (mais quel nazis!…)
Cesare dans “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari” (Robert Wiene, 1920).
Major Strasser dans “Casablanca” (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
one thing I’ve always loved about Smashing Pumpkins is how lovely, theatrical & freaking weird their videos always were.
I wasn’t ever a huge Pumpkins fan—though I will always love “1979”—but their later vids invariably had awesome production values; watching this, I noticed the obvious homage to Aubrey Beardsley, and as well, there’s more than a hint of Caligari and Lil Dagover specifically here. Their sources of inspiration are utterly impeccable.
Lil Dagover and Conrad Veidt in Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920), directed by Robert Wiene
Been too long, had to reblooble.
Cesare is horrified at the sight of Jane’s T-zone & decides he must take her to his aesthetician for an exfoliating facial without further delay.
[Multiple animated gifs from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari]
This month, theaters from all around have been showing The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a silent horror film that has blown people’s minds with its weirdness since its premiere in 1920. There are still some showings coming up, so catch it if you can. If there’s a screening near you, feel free to reblog with the info.
10.20.12 - A 7 p.m. screening at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With organ accompaniment by Dennis James.
10.28.12 - Screening at the Usher Hall Annual Halloween Party (Edinburgh, Scotland) with organ accompaniment from Donald MacKenzie.
10.30.12 - A screening with live improvised accompaniment by organist Cameron Carpenter. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
Now through 11.11.12 - A German Expressionism exhibit, The Human Beast, at The San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibits include continuous screenings of Caligari, M and Nosferatu. Caligari screens on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
11.11.12 - Screening at The Barbican Centre in London with accompaniment on piano by Neil Brand and John Sweeney.
2.26.13 - Screening at the City Performance Hall in Dallas, with an original score by Austin-based composer Brian Satterwhite.
I’m going to the showing in SF on the 30th! Is anyone else? Let’s do a Tumblr meetup! :D
Caligari-themed iPhone and iPad cases, for the German Expressionism lover who already owns the Caligari hula-hoop and Caligari toaster.
1. Speck Case for iPhone 4/4S. $41.60.
2. Speck Case for iPhone 4/4S. $39.95.
3. Speck Case for iPad. $49.95.
4. RetroCityBoardwalk Case on Cafe Press, for iPhone 3G, 3GS. $25.
i just really like this fanart.
I usually dislike fannish illustrations, but this is an exception. My only (very minor) quibble is that Ye Mighty Package of Cesare could have rendered a bit larger, but it’s only perverts like monocoleporter and myself who have spent so much time poring over the dimensions of his crotchular area in the first place.
Some of you know that it’s been my fondest wish to see Connie in the big screen. Now it’s going to happen! And it’s not Casablanca, either! *happydance*
Since I’ve been watching The Cabinet of Dr Caligari for the umpteenth time, I’ve realized some things, like how Lil Dagover always reminds me of Pola Negri; I’ve also always wondered what went into the decision to make Cesare twenty-three, though it’s not like twenty-six-year-old Connie can’t play three years younger—hell, in some shots he looks about seventeen! I just am curious if the number 23 had some special significance for the filmmakers.
As well, even though I love this film, the tendency for MSTie commentary in my head still continues unabated. After Francis finds Alan’s body & is frantically thinking, I thought, “We’ve got to get forensics down here! Grissom will find out what’s happened!” And in the above scene, after Jane has fled in terror, the conversation I automatically supplied was this:
CESARE: Where pretty lady go?
CALIGARI: That’s right, begone, wench! No-one’s allowed to be prettier than Cesare around here!
I apologize to everyone, everywhere, for everything.
Cabinet of Dr Caligari: Cesare’s Awakening (by dantesvalley)
One of the greatest scenes in cinema history. From one of my favourite movies of all time. Absolutely brilliant stuff.
I never get tired of watching this film, no matter how many times I see it. Watching this clip made me go to Netflix & watch it again!
Conrad Veidt abducts Lil Dagover in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
I can’t get over this face. Those eyes. That bravery.
No matter what roles I play, I can’t get Caligari out of my system.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920
Made by artist Mauricio Telles from McDonald’s French fries containers as part of his Arte com Fritas series.
As I remarked to theloudestvoice at Twitter, Cesare looks a bit stocky (& stripey) here…but then again, at that time Connie was built like a French fry (~chip)!
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari - UFA - 1920