CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE (1920)

Wiene, Robert (director)

Published by MGM, 1920
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Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print, USA. Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover dir: Robert Wiene; MGM. This still, printed in 1921 when Goldwyn released this film in the U.S., has both the "Caligari-14 GOLDWYN PICTURES" at the bottom of the image and stamp on the verso "THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, Distributed by Goldwyn." Considered by many to be the first film of the horror genre. We see Friedrich Fehr as Francis at the entrance of the mysterious Dr. Caligari's office. The bizarre sets were made of paper with the shadows painted on. There was a 1" (3 cm.) section of the white margin missing at the left top of the still, which has been professionally restored. There is a slight crease towards the top left corner. The top and bottom right corners are a bit soft. The quality of the image is superb. VERY GOOD. Bookseller Inventory # 10465

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Title: CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE (1920)
Publisher: MGM
Publication Date: 1920
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Wiene, Robert (director); Willy Hameister (cinematographer); Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover (starring)
Published by Decla-Bioscop AG, Berlin (1921)
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Book Description Decla-Bioscop AG, Berlin, 1921. Vintage double weight matte finish reference photograph from the seminal 1920 silent film. Samuel Goldwyn discovered "Caligari" on a trip abroad, and released this film in the US in 1921, at which time 11 x 14 inch photos such as this one were printed on matte paper. Reference number "4" noted in holograph pencil at the lower right corner of the recto and on the verso as well.The photograph depicts Werner Krauss as Dr. Caligari walking through the streets of the obtuse-appearing city, a prime example of the most basic elements of what would become known as German Expressionism. Producer Erich Pommer put the set design of the film in the hands of designer Hermann Warm and painters Walter Reimann and Walter Röhrig, whom he had met as soldiers while painting sets for a German military theater. When Pommer began to have second thoughts about how the film should be designed, the designers convinced him that it made sense to paint lights and shadows directly on set walls, floors, background canvases and to place flat sets behind the actors--a cost saving measure that was the essence of a groundbreaking stylistic innovation.11 x 14 inches (25 x 35 cm). Very Good to Near Fine, with a small chip at the lower right corner, slightly trimmed for publication (though none of the image is affected, only the margins), and one small closed tear mended at the verso. Bookseller Inventory # 135637

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