Monday, October 7, 2013

German Expressionism response



I watched German director Robert Wiene’s film, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari.He also made many other films during the expressionist era such as Raskolnikow, which was an adaptation of the novel Crime and Punishment. The German Expressionism period was what inspired more modern films such as Tim Burton’s films Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeney Todd. This film technique hit it’s peak after world war 1. The films were meant to depict the suffering and destruction that followed the war. The sets we sometimes cluttered and dull, and the stories where darker. The composition depended almost entirely on the mis-en-scene, which often included abstract details to depict emotional states.

Considering all these factors of the german expressionism period, I have written a script that I have weaved in some of these factors. I tried to paint a picture of a war torn country, and the desolation and sadness that the people lived in. It follows an ex soldier in a dead in job after the united states are divided in half by panic and fear.





http://www.greencine.com/static/primers/expressionism1.jsp

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