History Film / TheCabinetOfDrCaligari

28th Mar '17 3:41:30 PM TheBigBopper
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Silent [[GermanExpressionism expressionist]] {{horror}} film made in 1920 UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, starring Creator/WernerKrauss as the titular mad doctor and Creator/ConradVeidt (the bad guy from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}...'' Oh, and [[Literature/TheManWhoLaughs the original]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]) as the fortune-telling sleepwalker Cesare [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay (pronounced "CHEH-zah-ray")]], who lives inside the cabinet.

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Silent [[GermanExpressionism German expressionist]] {{horror}} film made in 1920 UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, 1920, starring Creator/WernerKrauss as the titular mad doctor and Creator/ConradVeidt (the bad guy from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}...'' Oh, and [[Literature/TheManWhoLaughs the original]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]) as the fortune-telling sleepwalker Cesare [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay (pronounced "CHEH-zah-ray")]], who lives inside the cabinet.
26th Mar '17 3:52:40 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Alan''': ''How long shall I live?''\\
'''Cesare''': ''Your time is short. You die at dawn.''

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->'''Alan''': ''How How long shall I live?''\\
live?\\
'''Cesare''': ''Your Your time is short. You die at dawn.''
dawn.
26th Mar '17 3:50:51 PM Mdumas43073
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An InNameOnly remake, ''The Cabinet of Caligari'', was released in 1962.
24th Dec '16 3:41:19 PM jamespolk
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Turns out all that {{Bizarrchitecture}} wasn't just weird for the sake of weird. The complete unreality of the sets is a hint that the story Francis is telling isn't real. Note that the common room at the insane asylum looks relatively normal.



* MadnessMantra: "I must know everything."
* MadnessMontage: Surely the Trope Maker, with the "Du mußt Caligari werden" scene described below under RoomFullOfCrazy.

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* MadnessMantra: "I must know everything." And "You must become Caligari."
* MadnessMontage: Surely the Trope Maker, with the "Du mußt musst Caligari werden" scene described below under RoomFullOfCrazy.
24th Dec '16 3:26:32 PM jamespolk
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* OrganGrinder: Well, not ''every'' attraction at the fair is a creepy old guy with a murderous zombie in a box.
11th Feb '16 8:01:23 PM WillBGood
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* AndYouWereThere: Most of the characters turn out to have real-world counterparts hanging around the asylum. The absence of an equivalent for Allan implies that although the bulk of the film wasn't completely accurate, it [[OrWasItADream wasn't a total fantasy]], either.

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* AndYouWereThere: Most of the characters turn out to have real-world counterparts hanging around the asylum. The absence of an equivalent for Allan Alan implies that although the bulk of the film wasn't completely accurate, it [[OrWasItADream wasn't a total fantasy]], either.



* TheKillerInMe: It's very subtly implied -- through the LoveTriangle at the beginning, the ShadowDiscretionShot of Allan's murder, Allan's absence from the final scenes at the asylum, and the revelation that Francis is insane -- that Allan's murder may have been the only true part of Francis' story, in which case, Francis himself was probably the killer.

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* TheKillerInMe: It's very subtly implied -- through the LoveTriangle at the beginning, the ShadowDiscretionShot of Allan's Alan's murder, Allan's Alan's absence from the final scenes at the asylum, and the revelation that Francis is insane -- that Allan's Alan's murder may have been the only true part of Francis' story, in which case, Francis himself was probably the killer.



* LooksLikeCesare: {{C|aptainObvious}}es[[TropeMakers are]].

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* LooksLikeCesare: {{C|aptainObvious}}es[[TropeMakers are]].The TropeMaker.



* SacrificialLamb: Allan, murdered by Cesare to kick the plot into gear.

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* SacrificialLamb: Allan, Alan, murdered by Cesare to kick the plot into gear.



* ShadowDiscretionShot: The murder of Allan. Remember, we never actually ''see'' Cesare in that scene. See TheKillerInMe below.

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* ShadowDiscretionShot: The murder of Allan.Alan. Remember, we never actually ''see'' Cesare in that scene. See TheKillerInMe below.
21st Jan '16 1:47:23 AM Menshevik
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Silent [[GermanExpressionism expressionist]] {{horror}} film made in 1920 UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, starring Creator/WernerKrauss as the titular mad doctor and Creator/ConradVeidt (the bad guy from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}...'' Oh, and [[Literature/TheManWhoLaughs the original]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]) as the fortune-telling sleepwalker Cesare [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay (pronounced "cheh-ZAR-ay")]], who lives inside the cabinet.

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Silent [[GermanExpressionism expressionist]] {{horror}} film made in 1920 UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, starring Creator/WernerKrauss as the titular mad doctor and Creator/ConradVeidt (the bad guy from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}...'' Oh, and [[Literature/TheManWhoLaughs the original]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]) as the fortune-telling sleepwalker Cesare [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay (pronounced "cheh-ZAR-ay")]], "CHEH-zah-ray")]], who lives inside the cabinet.



* DastardlyWhiplash: Caligari is a hook-nosed man in a top hat and black cape. He doesn't have the moustache, but he almost makes up for that with his impressive sideburns.

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* DastardlyWhiplash: Caligari is a hook-nosed man in a top hat and black cape.cape (an Inverness coat (called "Havelock" in German) to be precise). He doesn't have the moustache, but he almost makes up for that with his impressive sideburns.



* KubrickStare: The anonymous attempted murderer (played by an uncredited Creator/RudolfKleinRogge, of ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' fame) gives one from his cell.

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* KubrickStare: The anonymous attempted murderer (played by an uncredited Creator/RudolfKleinRogge, of ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'' and ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' fame) gives one from his cell.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If you meet a guy who is named after one of the Borgias, don't mess with him.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If you meet a guy who is may be named after one of the Borgias, don't mess with him.
22nd Oct '15 8:44:32 AM AnneElliotsCat
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* CuckooNest: The film represents one of the most notable uses of this trope where the character being told his account of events is just a hallucination really ''is'' insane. None of Francis' version of events really happened (or at least not as he described them); they were, instead, the literal ramblings of a madman.

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* CuckooNest: The film represents one of the most notable uses of this trope where the character being told his account of events is just a hallucination really ''is'' insane. None of Francis' version of events really happened (or at least not as he described them); they were, instead, the literal ramblings of a madman. Unless, of course, they aren't...
13th Aug '15 5:27:55 PM Diogenetic
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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Or Scenery Full of Crazy -- Dr. Caligari hallucinates the phrase "DU MUSST CALIGARI WERDEN" (YOU MUST BE CALIGARI) appearing all over the scenery once he gets the inspiration to mimic the legendary Dr. Caligari.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Or Scenery Full of Crazy -- Dr. Caligari hallucinates the phrase "DU MUSST CALIGARI WERDEN" (YOU MUST BE BECOME CALIGARI) appearing all over the scenery once he gets the inspiration to mimic the legendary Dr. Caligari.
8th Jul '15 6:31:07 PM ConMan1226
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