Interiors – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari makes use of expressionist architecture and expresses interior reality through exterior means with its use of extreme distortion in its production design. The film, as a result, presents us with a dark and twisted world with distorted shapes and angles. This expressive style presents us with a grotesque worldview – buildings are slanted, doors and windows are unusually shaped and walls and floors consist of schizophrenic patterns and designs…

Excerpted from Interiors Volume 20. Find out more about the journal at their new site here.

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Inside the Movies

The online journal Interiors combines film theory and architectural design precision to explore one film a month. Click through to see fan favorites from Beauty and the Beast to Raging Bull diagrammed.