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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was a Silent German expressionism and horror film made in 1920, Directed by Robart stars Werner Krauss, Conrad

Veidt as a 'master and 'slave'' role where Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) manipulates his paitent, a sleepwalker named Cesare to murder people. though- we find out that it is all in another mans' (Francis (Friedrich Fehe'r)) own mind.

The scenes which the filming take place are entirely painted. which expressises the delusion and insanity of Francis. Haveing no scene (part from one, the 'asylum grounds') symetrical.

Still of a warped street, the street to the laft of the characters is painted on a wall.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is considered one of the most influential film in history. We can see the resemblence betwen the warped set and works done by Tim Burton;

Dr. Carligari in a 'crooked' house with his 'paitent' Cesare 1920. some of the shadows and lights were painted, to give the feel of the house and sets more of a definitife angle.

Tim Burton's Nightmare Befre Christmas. The houses in the background are warped- though not to the extreme like the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

The backgrounds in the cabinet of Dr. Caligari are warped in a way to suggest that the film we see is infact an illusion of sorts- Part of a mental sickness that Francis has. it seems near the end, that Francis is the only 'sane' one until he is put into the asylum as a mental paitent. Which is considered one of the first twist endings, leaveing the

audeience nothing more than the head of the asylum saying: "he thinks he the infamous Dr. Caligari! I think I have a cure for that." and then ending- leaveing the aduience to use their imagination to answer the question of 'what the cure was'