One of the most popular, discussed and examined silent films of all time, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is quite a rarity. It is an art film that also manages to be a crowd-pleaser. I take a look at the film’s history, meaning and the key to its ongoing success. Enjoy the weird and wonderful ride!
From Caligari to Hitler by Siegfried Kracauer
The Haunted Screen by Lotte Eisner
Conrad Veidt on Screen by John T. Soister
A Critical History of German Film by Stephen Brockmann
Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema Edited by Ted Perry