Episode 82. Vorsicht! The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Nosferatu (1922)

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By Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West, Andrea Subissati, and Alexandra West. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Skipping the pond and travelling back to the roaring ’20s (the last ones, that is), Andrea and Alex take a tour of interwar Germany via two of the country’s most celebrated cinematic marvels. From the Weimar Republic to the Frankfurt school, from German expressionism to antisemitism, the past presents us with creativity unfettered (and warnings unheeded.)
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REQUIRED READING

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Dir Robert Weine, 1920.
Nosferatu. Dir F.W. Murnau, 1922.

EXTRA CREDIT

Rights in Nosferatu – A detailed history of Nosferatu vs. the Stoker estate via Nerdly Pleasures.
The Haunted Screen Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt – Lotte H Eisner’s examination of Germany’s national cinema and the influence of theatre.
We’re heading back to Salem! Programming for Women With Guts is in flux at the moment but be sure to follow the official pages for news and reschedulings.

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