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Monday, 17 January 2011

echoes : caligari's children

still from The Whip And The Body, 1963

 "... there are distinguished terror-movies which are not 'tales' in the accepted sense at all; which make their effect through the evocations of an atmosphere, of moods and associations: through flights of steps that lead we know not where, dark and endless corridors through which shadows wander without apparent aim or goal, self-opening doors, billowing curtains, hands clutching or stretched out in supplication, veils floating on misty waters."

Caligari's Children : The Film As Tale Of Terror by SS Prawer (OUP, 1980)

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