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Caligari

Caligari‹ (Regie: Robert Wiene) feierte am Februar im Berliner Kino Marmorhaus Premiere. Anlässlich seines hundertjährigen Jubiläums widmen wir​. Caligari“ von versucht in einer Hommage die immersiven Aspekte dieses Films mit neuer Technologie erlebbar zu machen. Ziel ist es, den User in eine. Die Caligari FilmBühne - ein prachtvolles kommunales Lichtspieltheater - ist bekannt für sein anspruchsvolles und abwechslungsreiches Programm. Zahlreiche.

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Der unheimliche Dr. Caligari versetzt mithilfe eines Somnambulen namens Cesare eine kleine norddeutsche Stadt in Angst und Schrecken. Cesare sagt auf dem Jahrmarkt dem Publikum die Zukunft voraus und prophezeit Alan, einem jungen Mann, dass er. Die Caligari FilmBühne - ein prachtvolles kommunales Lichtspieltheater - ist bekannt für sein anspruchsvolles und abwechslungsreiches Programm. Zahlreiche. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari ist ein deutscher Spielfilm von Robert Wiene aus dem Jahr , der bei der Decla Film-Gesellschaft entstand. Caligari ist der Familienname von. Claudio Caligari (–), italienischer Regisseur. Caligari bezieht sich außerdem auf: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. Caligari“ von versucht in einer Hommage die immersiven Aspekte dieses Films mit neuer Technologie erlebbar zu machen. Ziel ist es, den User in eine. Caligari". Robert Wienes Stummfilmklassiker veränderte die Kino-Geschichte. Noch heute gilt der expressionistische Film als bahnbrechendes. Caligari‹ (Regie: Robert Wiene) feierte am Februar im Berliner Kino Marmorhaus Premiere. Anlässlich seines hundertjährigen Jubiläums widmen wir​.

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Con l'amore e la cattiveria che la malattia gli imponeva. Con la dolcezza di chi riconosce la magia del cinema e delle persone che lo fanno.

Con la stronza intelligenza di chi urlava il diritto al cinema da conoscere e da poter fare. Era pieno di roba e di gente Claudio. Il suo Martino in un angolo della testa.

PPP sempre a portata di citazione. I suoi 'ultimi' da raccontare, facendoli volare dal basso dei sondaggi sui quotidiani, all'alto del livello drammaturgico in un copione e poi sul set.

Non ha mai smesso di esserlo neanche quando non veniva materialmente realizzato. Bastava parlarne. Guardarlo mentre sceglieva il ritmo del respiro giusto per pronunciare la frase epica di turno.

Ha sempre conosciuto i film che ha fatto. Li ha mangiati, bevuti, e vomitati prima di farli diventare un film. Lo ha spinto a non fare mai un passo indietro e gli ha permesso di difendere quello che faceva con una forza che non ho mai visto in vita mia.

Claudio ha perso ai rigori, che si sappia questo. Ridendo alle sue battute crudeli. Commossi davanti alla sua commozione dell'aver iniziato e finito il suo nuovo e ultimo film.

Tra i numerosi interventi di Valerio Mastandrea a supporto di Caligari per la realizzazione del suo ultimo film Non essere cattivo , il 3 ottobre , il quotidiano Il Messaggero ha pubblicato una sua lettera aperta indirizzata al regista Martin Scorsese chiamato per l'occasione Martino, proprio come faceva Caligari , tesa a cercare di sollevare un piccolo polverone mediatico per supportare Caligari nell'intento di completare il suo ultimo film.

Tu ami profondamente il Cinema. Quando le ha avute, lo ha fatto. Da circa due anni un gruppo di amici di cui faccio parte lo sta supportando muovendosi nei meandri delle istituzioni e delle produzioni grandi e piccole ottenendo piccoli risultati ma importanti.

Ho pensato: questo signore parla e cita Martino come se fosse un suo compagno di scuola. Conosce il Cinema e soprattutto quello di Martino come lo avessero fatto assieme.

A noi mancano tanti soldi per fare questo film. Allora io chiedo a Martino di leggere il copione e di guardarsi Amore tossico.

Olfen is Dr. Likewise, unnamed characters in the final film have names in the script, including the town clerk "Dr. Lüders" and the house-breaker "Jakob Straat".

The story of Caligari is told abstractly, like a fairy tale, and includes little description about or attention toward the psychological motivations of the characters, which is more heavily emphasized in the film's visual style.

Pommer said he was drawn to the script because he believed it could be filmed inexpensively, and it bore similarities to films inspired by the macabre horror shows of the Grand Guignol theatre in Paris, which were popular at the time.

I saw a relatively cheap film". Caligari makes use of a "Rahmenerzählung", or frame story ; [35] a prologue and epilogue establish the main body of the film as a delusional flashback, [35] a novel technique.

They had to be persuaded not to publicly protest against the film. In his book From Caligari to Hitler , Siegfried Kracauer argued, based largely on an unpublished typescript written and provided by Janowitz, [22] that the film originally included no frame story and started with the fair coming to town and ended with Caligari becoming institutionalized.

The script revealed that a frame story was part of the original Caligari screenplay, albeit a different one from that in the film. The conclusion to the frame story is missing from the script.

Barlow, argue that it does not settle the issue, as the original screenplay's frame story simply serves to introduce the main plot, rather than subvert it as the final film's version does.

Many details about the making of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari are in dispute and will probably remain unsettled due to the large number of people involved in the making of the film, many of whom have recalled it differently or dramatized their own contributions to its production.

Decla producer Rudolf Meinert introduced Hermann Warm to Wiene and provided Warm with the Caligari script, asking him to come up with proposals for the design.

Wiene filmed a test scene to demonstrate Warm, Reimann and Röhrig's theories, and it so impressed the producers that the artists were given free rein.

Instead, he says Meinert was the film's true producer, and that it was he who gave Warm the manuscript. Janowitz claims he attempted to commission the sets from designer and engraver Alfred Kubin , known for his heavy use of light and shadow to create a sense of chaos, [44] [20] [68] but Kubin declined to participate in the project because he was too busy.

She claims Mayer later came to appreciate the visual style, but that Janowitz remained opposed to it years after the film's release. The set design, costumes and props took about two weeks to prepare.

For example, Caligari and the fairground workers' costumes resemble the Biedermeier era, while Jane's embody Romanticism.

Additionally, Robinson wrote, Cesare's costume and those of policemen in the film appear abstract, while many of the other characters' seem like ordinary German clothes from the s.

Eisner said sets held more importance than anything else in German films at that time. Caligari was the first German Expressionist film, [26] although Brockmann and film critic Mike Budd claim it was also influenced by German Romanticism ; [71] [72] Budd notes the film's themes of insanity and the outcry against authority are common among German Romanticism in literature, theatre and the visual arts.

Janowitz originally intended the part of Cesare to go to his friend, actor Ernst Deutsch. Barlow said they appear more comfortable in their surroundings in the film than the other actors.

Wiene asked the actors to make movements similar to dance, most prominently from Veidt, but also from Krauss, Dagover and Friedrich Feger, who played Francis.

He also cites Feher's "large angular movements", especially in the scene where he searches the deserted fairground. The acting style is as emotionally over-the-top as the narrative and visual style of The Cabinet of Dr.

The behavior of the characters represents the actors' emotional responses to the expressionistic environment and the situations in which they find themselves.

Staging and movement of the actors respond to the hysteria of Caligari's machinations and to the fun-house labyrinth that appears to be the reflection of a crazy mirror, not an orderly village.

Shooting for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari began at the end of December and concluded at the end of January Instead, the scenes use a painting of the Holstenwall town as a background; throngs of people walk around two spinning merry-go-round props, which creates the impression of a carnival.

Several scenes from the script were cut during filming, most of which were brief time lapses or transitioning scenes, or title screens deemed unnecessary.

The script called for Cesare to gasp and struggle for air, then shake violently and collapse in Caligari's arms. As it was filmed, there is no such physical struggling, and instead the camera zooms in on Cesare's face as he gradually opens his eyes.

The bizarre style, which matches that of the film as a whole, mimics the lettering of Expressionistic posters at the time. Many modern prints of the film do not preserve the original lettering.

Photography was provided by Willy Hameister , who went on to work with Wiene on several other films.

There are few long shots or panning movement within the cinematography. Most scenes follow the other without intercutting , which gives Caligari more of a theatrical feel than a cinematic one.

However, lighting is occasionally used to intensify the uneasiness created by the distortions of the sets.

For example, when Cesare first awakens at the fair, a light is shone directly on a close-up of his heavily made-up face to create an unsettling glow.

Lighting techniques like this became frequently used in later German films. The visual style of The Cabinet of Dr.

Caligari is dark, twisted and bizarre; radical and deliberate distortions in perspective, form, dimension and scale create a chaotic and unhinged appearance.

German film professor Anton Kaes wrote, "The style of German Expressionism allowed the filmmakers to experiment with filmic technology and special effects and to explore the twisted realm of repressed desires, unconscious fears, and deranged fixations".

For example, the courtyard of the insane asylum during the frame story is vastly out of proportion. The characters seem too big for the small building, and the courtyard floor features a bizarre pattern, all of which represent the patients' damaged frames of mind.

Stephen Brockmann argues the fact that Caligari was filmed entirely in a studio enhances the madness portrayed by the film's visuals because "there is no access to a natural world beyond the realm of the tortured human psyche".

Even the hair of the characters is an Expressionistic design element, especially Cesare's black, spiky, jagged locks.

Despite their apparent normalcy, however, Francis and the other characters never appear disturbed by the madness around them reflected in the sets; they instead react as if they are parts of a normal background.

A select few scenes disrupt the Expressionistic style of the film, such as in Jane's and Alan's home, which include normal backgrounds and bourgeois furniture that convey a sense of security and tranquility otherwise absent from the film.

Barlow disagrees, arguing it is a common characteristic for dream narratives to have some normal elements in them, and that the normalcy of Jane's house in particular could represent the feeling of comfort and refuge Francis feels in her presence.

Robinson suggested Caligari is not a true example of Expressionism at all, but simply a conventional story with some elements of the art form applied to it.

He argues the story itself is not Expressionistic, and the film could have easily been produced in a traditional style, but that Expressionist-inspired visuals were applied to it as decoration.

Was it only an accident? Would it not have been possible to change this garment, without injury to the deep effect of the drama? I do not know.

Though often considered an art film by some modern critics and scholars, Caligari was produced and marketed the same way as a normal commercial production of its time period, able to target both the elite artistic market as well as a more commercial horror genre audience.

Many posters and newspaper advertisements included the enigmatic phrase featured in the film, "Du musst Caligari werden! This story was told by Pommer, who claimed the Marmorhaus picked Caligari back up and ran it successfully for three months after he spent six months working on a publicity campaign for the film.

David Robinson wrote that neither of these urban legends were true, and that the latter was fabricated by Pommer to increase his own reputation.

He said it was so well received that women in the audience screamed when Cesare opened his eyes during his first scene, and fainted during the scene in which Cesare abducts Jane.

Caligari was released at a time when foreign film industries had just started easing restrictions on the import of German films following World War I.

In the prologue, the film is introduced by a character called "Cranford", who identifies himself as the man Francis speaks with in the opening scene.

In the epilogue, Cranford returns and exclaims that Francis has fully recovered from his madness. Rotafel wanted the score to match the dark mood of the film, saying: "The music had, as it were, to be made eligible for citizenship in a nightmare country".

Caligari had its Los Angeles premiere at Miller's Theater on 7 May , but the theatre was forced to pull it due to demonstrations by protestors.

However, the protest was organized by the Hollywood branch of the American Legion due to fears of unemployment stemming from the import of German films into America, not over objections to the content of Caligari itself.

Film historians Kristin Thompson and David B. Pratt separately studied trade publications from the time in an attempt to make a determination, but reached conflicting findings; Thompson concluded it was a box office success and Pratt concluded it was a failure.

However, both agreed it was more commercially successful in major cities than in theatres in smaller communities, where tastes were considered more conservative.

There are differing accounts as to how Caligari was first received by audiences and critics immediately after its release.

Stephen Brockmann, Anton Kaes and film theorist Kristin Thompson say it was popular with both the general public and well-respected by critics.

Critic Herbert Ihering echoed this point in a review: "If actors are acting without energy and are playing within landscapes and rooms which are formally 'excessive', the continuity of the principle is missing".

While Robinson said the response from American critics was largely positive and enthusiastic, [] Kaes said American critics and audiences were divided: some praised its artistic value and others, particularly those distrustful of Germany following World War I, wished to ban it altogether.

Caligari was a critical success in France, but French filmmakers were divided in their opinions after its release.

Abel Gance called it "superb" and wrote, "What a lesson to all directors! Then when the zigzag motifs of the fairground start turning, the pace leaps forward, agitato, accelerando, and leaves off only at the word 'End', as abruptly as a slap in the face.

It leaves a taste of cinders in the mouth. While early reviews were more divided, modern film critics and historians have largely praised Caligari as a revolutionary film.

Film reviewer Roger Ebert called it arguably "the first true horror film", [3] and critic Danny Peary called it cinema's first cult film and a precursor for arthouse films.

With input from film critics, filmmakers and historians from around the world, it was the first universal film poll in history.

Caligari set a brilliantly high bar for the genre — and remains terrifying nearly a century after it first stalked the screen. Caligari is considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, and by far the most famous example of it.

While few other purely Expressionistic films were made, Caligari still had a major influence over other German directors, [] and many of the film's Expressionist elements — particularly the use of setting, light and shadow to represent the dark psychology of its characters — became prevalent in German cinema.

For example, the majority of major German films over the next few years moved away from location shooting and were fully filmed in studios, [] [] which assigned much more importance to designers in German cinema.

The effect of Caligari was felt not just in German cinema, but internationally as well. Everson wrote that the film probably had as much of a long-term effect on Hollywood directors as Battleship Potemkin Caligari and German Expressionism heavily influenced the American film noir period of the s and '50s, both in visual style and narrative tone.

The genre also employs several Expressionistic elements in its dark and shadowy visual style, stylized and abstract photography, and distorted and expressive make-up and acting.

Bergman himself, however, has downplayed the influence of German Expressionism on his work. Siegfried Kracauer wrote that the film's use of the iris shot has been mimicked in theatrical productions, with lighting used to single out a lone actor.

Caligari continues to be one of the most discussed and debated films from the Weimar Republic. Many of his interpretations of the film are still embraced, [23] [25] [] [] even by those who have strongly disagreed with his general premise, [23] [] and even as certain claims Kracauer made have been disproven, such as his statement that the original script included no frame story.

Film historian David Robinson claimed Wiene, despite being the director of Caligari , is often given the least amount of credit for its production.

Caligari , like a number of Weimar films that followed it, thematizes brutal and irrational authority by making a violent and possibly insane authority figure its antagonist.

Barlow described Caligari as an example of the tyrannical power and authority that had long plagued Germany, while Cesare represents the "common man of unconditional obedience".

In his book From Caligari to Hitler , Kracauer argues the Caligari character is symptomatic of a subconscious need in German society for a tyrant, which he calls the German "collective soul".

Everyday reality in Caligari is dominated by tyrannical aspects. Authorities sit atop high perches above the people they deal with and hold offices out of sight at the end of long, forbidding stairways.

He said the film leaves no room for middle ground between these two extremes, and that viewers are forced to embrace either insanity or authoritarian rigidity, leaving little space for human freedom.

Caligari is not the only symbol of arrogant authority in the film. In fact, he is a victim of harsh authority himself during the scene with the dismissive town clerk, who brushes him off and ignores him to focus on his paperwork.

Francis expresses a resentment of all forms of authority, particularly during the end of the frame story, when he feels he has been institutionalized because of the madness of the authorities, not because there is anything wrong with him.

He argues if not for the frame story, the tale of Francis's efforts against Caligari would have been a praiseworthy example of independence and rebellion against authority.

However, with the addition of the frame story, which places the veracity of Francis's claims into question, Kracauer argues the film glorifies authority and turns a reactionary story into an authoritarian film: [44] [4] [95] [] "The result of these modifications was to falsify the action and to ultimately reduce it to the ravings of a madman.

Another major theme of Caligari is, Stephen Brockmann writes, "the destabilized contrast between insanity and sanity, and hence the destabilization of the very notion of sanity itself".

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Critic Herbert Ihering echoed this point in a review: "If actors are acting without energy and are playing within landscapes and rooms which are formally 'excessive', the continuity of the principle is missing".

While Robinson said the response from American critics was largely positive and enthusiastic, [] Kaes said American critics and audiences were divided: some praised its artistic value and others, particularly those distrustful of Germany following World War I, wished to ban it altogether.

Caligari was a critical success in France, but French filmmakers were divided in their opinions after its release. Abel Gance called it "superb" and wrote, "What a lesson to all directors!

Then when the zigzag motifs of the fairground start turning, the pace leaps forward, agitato, accelerando, and leaves off only at the word 'End', as abruptly as a slap in the face.

It leaves a taste of cinders in the mouth. While early reviews were more divided, modern film critics and historians have largely praised Caligari as a revolutionary film.

Film reviewer Roger Ebert called it arguably "the first true horror film", [3] and critic Danny Peary called it cinema's first cult film and a precursor for arthouse films.

With input from film critics, filmmakers and historians from around the world, it was the first universal film poll in history.

Caligari set a brilliantly high bar for the genre — and remains terrifying nearly a century after it first stalked the screen. Caligari is considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, and by far the most famous example of it.

While few other purely Expressionistic films were made, Caligari still had a major influence over other German directors, [] and many of the film's Expressionist elements — particularly the use of setting, light and shadow to represent the dark psychology of its characters — became prevalent in German cinema.

For example, the majority of major German films over the next few years moved away from location shooting and were fully filmed in studios, [] [] which assigned much more importance to designers in German cinema.

The effect of Caligari was felt not just in German cinema, but internationally as well. Everson wrote that the film probably had as much of a long-term effect on Hollywood directors as Battleship Potemkin Caligari and German Expressionism heavily influenced the American film noir period of the s and '50s, both in visual style and narrative tone.

The genre also employs several Expressionistic elements in its dark and shadowy visual style, stylized and abstract photography, and distorted and expressive make-up and acting.

Bergman himself, however, has downplayed the influence of German Expressionism on his work. Siegfried Kracauer wrote that the film's use of the iris shot has been mimicked in theatrical productions, with lighting used to single out a lone actor.

Caligari continues to be one of the most discussed and debated films from the Weimar Republic. Many of his interpretations of the film are still embraced, [23] [25] [] [] even by those who have strongly disagreed with his general premise, [23] [] and even as certain claims Kracauer made have been disproven, such as his statement that the original script included no frame story.

Film historian David Robinson claimed Wiene, despite being the director of Caligari , is often given the least amount of credit for its production.

Caligari , like a number of Weimar films that followed it, thematizes brutal and irrational authority by making a violent and possibly insane authority figure its antagonist.

Barlow described Caligari as an example of the tyrannical power and authority that had long plagued Germany, while Cesare represents the "common man of unconditional obedience".

In his book From Caligari to Hitler , Kracauer argues the Caligari character is symptomatic of a subconscious need in German society for a tyrant, which he calls the German "collective soul".

Everyday reality in Caligari is dominated by tyrannical aspects. Authorities sit atop high perches above the people they deal with and hold offices out of sight at the end of long, forbidding stairways.

He said the film leaves no room for middle ground between these two extremes, and that viewers are forced to embrace either insanity or authoritarian rigidity, leaving little space for human freedom.

Caligari is not the only symbol of arrogant authority in the film. In fact, he is a victim of harsh authority himself during the scene with the dismissive town clerk, who brushes him off and ignores him to focus on his paperwork.

Francis expresses a resentment of all forms of authority, particularly during the end of the frame story, when he feels he has been institutionalized because of the madness of the authorities, not because there is anything wrong with him.

He argues if not for the frame story, the tale of Francis's efforts against Caligari would have been a praiseworthy example of independence and rebellion against authority.

However, with the addition of the frame story, which places the veracity of Francis's claims into question, Kracauer argues the film glorifies authority and turns a reactionary story into an authoritarian film: [44] [4] [95] [] "The result of these modifications was to falsify the action and to ultimately reduce it to the ravings of a madman.

Another major theme of Caligari is, Stephen Brockmann writes, "the destabilized contrast between insanity and sanity, and hence the destabilization of the very notion of sanity itself".

The film's unusual visual abstractions and other stylized elements serve to show the world as one experienced by a madman.

Barlow said the film exemplifies a common Expressionist theme that "the ultimate perception of reality will appear distorted and insane to the healthy and practical mind".

But Francis nevertheless believes he is being persecuted, so in the story as told from his perspective, Caligari takes on the role of persecutor.

However, the Expressionistic visual elements of the film are present not only in the main narrative, but also in the epilogue and prologue scenes of the frame story, which are supposed to be an objective account of reality.

Strange leaf and line patterns are seen on the bench Francis sits upon, flame-like geometric designs can be seen on the walls, and his asylum cell has the same distorted shape as in the main narrative.

Budd says this suggests a "dream logic of repetition" that throws further confusion on which perspective is reality.

Beyond Francis's individual circumstances, the use of the narrator's perspective in Dr. Caligari can be seen as reflective of a worldview of the screenwriters.

Mayer and Janowitz were pacifists opposed to what Eisner described as the willingness of Germans to commit themselves to the dark forces, such as demoniac magic and supernatural powers, that led to death on the battlefield.

Here, Eisner claims, the militarist and imperialist tendency of monopoly capitalism is combined with what Sigmund Freud would later refer to as the longing for protection by a tyrannical father figure, or what Kracauer characterized as "asocial authority".

Duality is another common theme in Caligari. Caligari is portrayed in the main narrative as an insane tyrant, and in the frame story as a respected authority and director of a mental institution.

As a result of this duality, it is possible for the viewer to suspect a malevolent aspect of him at the conclusion of the film, even despite evidence indicating he is a kind and caring man.

Anton Kaes described the story Francis tells as an act of transference with his psychiatrist, as well as a projection of his feelings that he is a victim under the spell of the all-powerful asylum director, just as Cesare is the hypnotized victim of Caligari.

Siegfried Kracauer said by coupling a fantasy in which Francis overthrows a tyrannical authority with a reality in which authority triumphs over Francis, Caligari reflects a double aspect of German life, suggesting they reconsider their traditional belief in authority even as they embrace it.

Another example is the fair, which on the surface appears to represent fun and escapism, but reveals a lurking sense of chaos and disaster in the form of Caligari and Cesare.

This is especially prevalent in the sets, where black shadows are set against white walls, but also in other elements like the costumes and make-up.

For instance, Caligari wears mostly black, but white streaks are present in his hair and on his gloves. Cesare's face is a ghostly white, but the darks of his eyes are heavily outlined in black.

Likewise, Jane's white face contrasts with her deep, dark eyes. Critics have suggested that Caligari highlights some of the neuroses prevalent in Germany and the Weimar Republic when the film was made, [] [] particularly in the shadow of World War I, [] at a time when extremism was rampant, reactionaries still controlled German institutions, and citizens feared the harm the Treaty of Versailles would have on the economy.

Anton Kaes, who called Caligari "an aggressive statement about war psychiatry, murder and deception", wrote that Alan's question to Cesare, "How long have I to live?

Francis's despair after Alan's murder can likewise be compared to that of the many soldiers who survived the war but saw their friends die on the battlefield.

Kaes noted other parallels between the film and war experiences, noting that Cesare attacked Alan at dawn, a common time for attacks during the war.

Several unsuccessful attempts were made to produce sequels and remakes in the decades following Caligari 's release.

Robert Wiene bought the rights to Caligari from Universum Film AG in with the intention of filming a sound remake, which never materialized before Wiene's death in He intended to cast Jean Cocteau as Cesare, and a script, believed to be written by Wiene, indicated the Expressionist style would have been replaced with a French surrealist style.

Instead, he was her psychiatrist, and he cures her at the end of the film. A quasi-sequel, called Dr. Caligari , was released in , [] directed by Stephen Sayadian and starring Madeleine Reynal as the granddaughter of the original Caligari, now running an asylum and performing bizarre hormonal experiments on its patients.

The sex-driven story ultimately had little in common with the original film. Ramirez , an experimental film loosely based on Caligari.

However, the storyline was created as the film was being made, so it has few similarities with the original film. The actors performed in front of a green screen , then their performances were superimposed in front of matte shots based on the original sets.

Doug Jones played the role of Cesare. Numerous musicians have composed new scores to accompany the film. The Club Foot Orchestra premiered a score penned by ensemble founder and artistic director Richard Marriott in In , Bill Nelson was asked by the Yorkshire Actors Company to create a soundtrack for a stage adaptation of the film.

Caligari , [] [] [] which was first performed in In , Spanish post-rock band Toundra has released their own soundtrack to the movie [].

It has been released exactly years after the original film premiere. The album consists of 7 songs, which match the film structure - opening title sequenz, plus six film acts.

The songs are also the same length as the acts, so the music can be played along the film, perfectly synchronizing []. The whole movie with the music can be seen on Vimeo platform, with original, and Spanish subtitles [].

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