Monday, September 24, 2012

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

While I generally do not enjoy silent films, I actually like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. I thought the film was wonderfully shot and I especially liked the tinting for different scenes. I thought it was clever to tint  in blue to show the difference between night and day, I have never seen that before. The one thing I didn't like about how the film was shot was the fade out when changing scenes. I found this to be distracting and pulled me out of the movie. I also found the font difficult to read sometimes but overall  the dialogue was captivating. I found the plot of this movie to be interesting because its not the typical "horror story" that is common in today's horror films.

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