Before Caligari: German Cinema, 1895-1920 / Prima di Caligari: Cinema Tedesco, 1895-1920


First edition. Near fine in good jacket. Jacket edges lightly toned, light stain on jacket base, tiny spot on top page ridge. 1990 Hard Cover. 533 pp. Italian and English text. A retrospective of German silent films, taking its name from the 1920 silent horror filmĀ Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (TheĀ Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), widely considered a masterpiece of the Expressionist style of cinema, and which film critic Siegfried Kracauer argued presaged Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Roger Ebert called it the first true horror film, and others argue that it heralded the age of cult films and arthouse productions, and inspired the development of the horror and film noir genres. Film stills throughout.

Title: Before Caligari: German Cinema, 1895-1920 / Prima di Caligari: Cinema Tedesco, 1895-1920

Author: Codelli, Lorenzo; Horak, Jan-Christopher; Schlupmann, Heide; Smith, Bradford; Spiess, Eberhard; Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey

Categories: Entertainment, Movies & TV,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edizioni Biblioteca dell'Immagine / Le Giornate del Cinema Muto: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2198481