THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, September 27, 1969
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By BRUCE IIENSTELL
When World War I ended German
society collapsed. Murder, political
aassination, was the order of the day.
The Kaiser had abdicated, the Spar-
ticist Revolt in Berlin had been
crushed, the liberal, bourgeoise Wei-
mar republic had been founded.
Whatever the effects might have
been on the stability and health of
the German nation, the new Weimar
period was accompanied in the arts
by a renaissance as great as any other
in this century. And part of this
resurgence involved the German film.
fThe new men of the German cin-
ema, men such as Lang, Lubitsch,
Freund, Jannings all later to become
major figures in Hollywood, lacked
the color, the politics of men like
Brecht in the theater. But their view
of the world was new and fresh in an
age where audiences were impressed
by style and technique in the arts.
The word which seems to have been
stuck, for better or worse, to these
new German films is "expressionism."
The better word might be "Caligari-
ism," and the definition would be:
"of the nature or pertaining to" The
Cabinet of Doctor Caligal.
In 1919, this film was released.
The effect was immediate and as
drastic as that which greeted Eisen-
stein's Potemkin. The story apparent-
ly concerned a mysterious carnival
doctor and his sleepwalker: a strange
man dressed in black seemingly con-
scious only to the voice of his master.
What follows is a series of inexplic-
able murders, climaxing in the un-
masking of the doctor.
What struck the audience was not
only the novelty of the story but the
technique of the filming: strange.
contorted sets replaced any realistic
representation, lighting was harsh
shadows and bright whites, the action
seined confined and cramped. What
emerged was a stormy attempted of
the human soul, told as if that soul
itself was being presented, not merely
Hence the term expressionist,
adopted from the pre -war painters
involve against the impressiopists
and looking for a way to express
what was inside, what they felt and
experienced, what they could not
force into rational, logical terms.
Calgari was only the first in a
series of films, expressionist in style,
the products of the turmoil of Wei-
mar German, of a Europe between
wars, profoundly disturbed by the
discovery of Freud and others that
they was in each man an -inside
which demanded its voice and would
find a way to speak.
This was the Golden Age of Ger-
man cinema, 1919 through the
twenties and early thirties, until the
arrival of Hitler. In this period we
find the fantasies of Fritz Lang
(Destiny. The Nibelungen, Dr. Ma-
base, which portray a world locked
by logic and death. Here is Dr, Ma-
buse. the head of a criminal band in
Berlin, a madman possessed of the
power to literally become others
through disquises, through hynotism.
Here too is Siegfried, the hero of an
un-Wagnian German epic.
These are some of the films of
this period which Cinema Guild is
presenting in an extraordinary
week-long festival of German Ex-
pressionist Cinema. Beside Lang, the
festival will show the classic Nosfer-
atu, the first screen version of Dra-
cula, directed by F. W. Murnay. the
masterful Variety with Emil Jan-
nings, to whom was given the first
Academy Award for acting.eAlso to
be shown are Karl Grune's The
Street, and Golem. The festival will
conclude with Paul Leni's The Cat
and the Canary. This last film was
made at Universal in Hollywood,
after Leni had been brought to the
United States as a result of his di-
rectorial triumphs in Germany. The
film is unique in that it both estab-
lished a genre of horror film-the
haunted house-and established Uni-
versal studios as the master of the
The festival represents a unique
opportunity to see these rare films
together. The most famous of them
all, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, will
also be shown but rather than in
isolation here surrounded by other
films of the same time period.
All showings will be in the Archi-
tecture Aud., in the School of Archi-
tecture and Design-the usual Cine-
ma Guild hall. The first four films,
each shown once the first two nights
of the festival-Monday and Tues-
day, Sept. 29 and 30-will be free. An
extensive catalog has been prepared
to accompany the exhibition.
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POON-TANG TRILOGY by Ben Van Meter
Completely uninhibited New
American Cinema film
FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
Rare 1928 avant garde classic
Visually influenced by THE CABINET
OF DR. CALIGARI
Powerful anti-war fantaos
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