More Movies at the Library

July 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Posted in New Resources | Leave a comment
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Movie Review 

The Cabinet of Dr. WHAT?!

You may not have heard about this one before.  Nevertheless, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, directed by Robert Wiene and released in 1919, is a classic horror film that is sure to thrill you. 
A traveling carnival comes to a small town in Northern Germany.  With it, a dark and sinister hypnotist who ” bears a strange and mysterious influence over a somnambulist.”  The somnambulist, or sleepwalker, Cesare, does the hypnotist’s evil bidding.  There’s a love triangle of sorts, a woman gets kidnapped, people die, Cesare lumbers and slumbers, things are not what they seem to be . . .  The film offers all of the tropes of modern day thrillers.  The highly stylized set, a marvel of German Expressionism, creates the perfect backdrop for this disturbing tale of love, murder, and insanity- Marie.

This movie and other great classics are available at the Morton College Library.  All movie rentals are free with  a Morton Library Card!

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