Special Presentation

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

  • Description
  • Robert Wiene's seminal horror movie, THE CABINET OF DR.

    CALIGARI, remains one of the most inspired and chilling exercises

    in express paranoia ever made. The plot, about a hypnotist who

    uses a sleepwalker to carry out his murders, resonates the gloom

    and uncertainty which characterized post World War I Germany.

    The film manages its haunting mood via its embracing of

    expressionist set design and camera angles. This film has proved a

    virtual map for the modern horror film. This special screening

    should prove the perfect mood piece for Halloween.

    The soundtrack for our screening, a mixture of hypnotic and

    subliminal sound textures used to convey the film's distorted

    symbolism, was written and will be performed live by In The

    Nursery. Commissioned to compose this score in 1996, In The

    Nursery has also written music for INTERVIEW WITH THE

    VAMPIRE, THE SWEET HEREAFTER, LA FEMME NIKITA and THE

    RAINMAKER.

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