Vertigo was an incredibly confusing film for more reasons than one, but what I’d like to draw your attention to is the aspect of love (or lack thereof) in this film. To say the least, it was most certainly eye-opening, but I might’ve preferred my eyes stayed shut. Before we get into the deep stuff, […]
Hi, So for Vertigo, I want to talk about the image system of mirrors, as said in the lecture, there is a shift in Judy’s attitude when she looks at herself in the mirror. Is there any other passages that would indicate or confirm that the mirror represents the lack of liberty or the dependence […]
Videorecording and slides from Jason Lieblang’s lecture on Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Murnau’s Nosferatu, and Lang’s Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler.
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Slides and video recording of lecture from Christina Hendricks’ lecture on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Derek Gladwin’s lecture on Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, January 11, 2016.
The sets of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari are visually appealing and complex to compensate for the lack of sound in the film. The lighting was staged in a manner to highlight the actors in the frame, as a theater … Continue reading →
The style of architecture featured in the sets of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is emblematic of German expressionism. As a movement aimed at externalizing internal thoughts and emotions, it is not surprising that the mise-en-scène — and sets by … Continue reading →
In Arts One this past week we were talking about Weimar cinema: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Nosferatu (1922) Dr Mabuse, der Spieler (1922) part 1 part 2 We had great discussions on all of them, but one thing we didn’t get to, and that still puzzles me, is Countess Told’s character in Dr. […]
One of the most famous examples of the uncanny – as explained by Freud – can be found in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980). It continually questions the viewer’s perception of reality and makes them unsure of what would otherwise … Continue reading →