German Expressionism

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  • Horror And German Expressionism

    or the topic within the film? Although the genre is flooded with gore and jump-scares, the films that are based in mystery and ideas can be equally as scary to the viewer. Considering horror films is rooted heavily in the German Expressionist movement, and specifically The…

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  • German Expressionism: Film Analysis

    things from the beginning of the semester I enjoyed learning about and am still extremely interested in are Orson Welles, the Lumiere Brothers, Silent film and the German expressionist movement. I find Orson Welles interesting due to his life, his three career transitions, and how he had so much talent that was wasted because of his ego. Welles’s life is extremely incredible seeing he had three incredible careers. His start in the theater is interesting because he obviously was talented, but…

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  • Universal Monster Movies In The 1930's

    Universal Studios dubbed the “Universal Monster Movies” made their way into theaters and began to shape the Horror genre in America. These films, which were based on classic literature, featured foreign stars, had low budgets, and saw influence from German Expressionism, were met with financial success and audience approval. The Universal Monster Movies display a significant era in film history where a genre was shaped, not necessarily through intention, but as a result of a financial crisis. …

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  • Classical German Expressionist Film Analysis

    Expressionism was a modernist movement that originated in Germany during the early twentieth century. The expressionist movement was highly recognized in art, architecture, literature, and films that aimed to reflected specific concerns dominating public life in Germany. This paper discusses the qualities that define three classical German Expressionist films, including Friedrich Wilhem Murnau’s film Nosferatu- A Symphony of Terror, Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis, and Robert Wiene’s film The…

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  • The Cabinet Of Dr Calgari Analysis

    THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI’ FILM ANALYSIS ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari’, directed by Robert Weine, is a widely regarded quintessential work of German Expressionist Cinema. The 1920 German silent horror film utilises a fragmented set, with unnerving and twisted visual style, unusual sharp- pointed forms, tilted sets, hand painted shadows and light and odd lines to create a film that was it’s own art form, when previously film had been more like filming a play. The oblique structures and hand…

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  • German Expressionism In John F Kennedy's Short Stories

    German expressionism can be defined as “the attempt to express on inner reality by creating the essence rather than the appearance of reality through the use of non-realistic symbols and juxtaposition of ordinary non-selected realistic symbols” (Elwood 87). Kennedy uses this technique to reveal the inner self of her characters. She creates powerful images of human existence that fells his deep need for identity recognition and psyche healing. By using German expressionism technique, Kennedy is…

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  • Sergei Modern Times And Metropolis Comparison

    German Expressionism was well known to be bold, dark, distorted and spooky. It was emerged in Germany before World War I but, it tremendously influenced music, theater, painting, sculpture and architecture. These German Expressionism films at first were non-realistic, geometrically absurd angles, as well as designs painted on walls and floors represent light, shadows and objects. Meanwhile, many of these films plots dealt with madness, insanity, betrayal and other intellectual topics were…

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  • Expressionism In Film

    With reference to two films, analyse the relationship between Expressionist Art and Film. In what ways can German Expressionist cinema be considered a graphic art? Lyonel Feininger, Street Lantern (1918) Otto Dix, Streetcar (1920) Fashioning ‘artificial worlds of light and shadow’ expressionist film, during the early twentieth century, and its stark contrast to the prosaic Hollywood films of the period gave the audience a relatively new visual and sensory experience by ‘creat[ing] a…

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  • The Characteristics Of The Expressionism Movement

    INTRODUCTION The Expressionism movement is an impressive modern art movement that depicted subjective emotion rather than objective reality. This movement used distortion, exaggeration and different elements to express the artist’s feelings that made it different from any other movement (artmonement.co). It has a unique sense of artistic style that uses intense colors and agitated brushstrokes with high qualities that not only affected fine art but also theatre, literature and many more…

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  • Expressionism In Pablo Picasso's Guernica

    Expressionism describes the proclivity that tries to express emotions and feelings rather than show the reality or the nature of things. Expressionism, as a visual art, presents an emotional situation in its most compelling form. Guernica depicts this expressionism in the exaggerated and distorted images. The mural contains symbolic images in a violent collection of lines and monochromatic tones. Picasso´s intention with the painting of Guernica was to show tortured images to challenge the…

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