Project Two

In 1916, foreign films were banned in Germany, leading to a sudden demand for domestic films.
With themes of violence, cruelty and betrayal , German Expressionist cinema was chracterized by high angles, deep shadows, extreme camera tilting and impossible sets
Expressionist cinema allows us to visually and existentially explore the dark corners of human psychology. With stories of despair, betrayal and the occasional sign of hope, the movement established the foundation of the horror genre
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene, tells the story of a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murder. It's celebrated for its striking visual style, painting harsh lines and intense shadow contrasts onto the film's set designs to create a representation of the character's subjective reality.
Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. Metropolis is seen as the pioneer of Sci-fi cinema, encompassing all the ambition and scope of a modern-day genre classic