The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, 1920 Lil Dagover cowers on possibly the most recognisable set in film history – the nightmare landscape of Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Hermann Warm’s boldly expressionist designs for the film, with their tipsy angles and long shadows, encapsulate its twisting plot and air of paranoia. Cinematographer Willy Hameister’s camera tilts downwards, an unsettling angle that further exaggerates the effect
Photograph: University of Chicago Press
American Silent Motion Picture Photography
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