Elements of Cinema Name _____________________________________
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari Date ______________________________________
Answer only two (2) of the following questions. (20 points)
1. Many times in Expressionistic films we are inside the mind of a twisted or insane character. The audience is watching the story from that character's point of view. In an essay that includes character's names and plot points explain how this is relevant in this movie.
2. One of the most unusual aspects of this film are the bizarre, expressionistic sets. Why do the sets look they way they do? In what way do these sets complement the story?
3. Critic Siegfried Kracauer in his influential book From Caligari to Hitler claims that the seeds of the Nazi Party and the rise of Hitler can be seen in the character of Dr. Caligari. Explain how this is possible in a well-written essay.
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