...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Saturday, November 8, 2014


"The extra perspective [of a story within a story] makes the implication of madness far more chilling. For Caligari is one of the first films to exploit the resemblance between watching a film and dreaming. The framework implies a sense of spectators and projects the view of insanity upon an audience that has been identified with the storyteller." -David Thomson, on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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