German intellectuals linked expressionism to the history of Nordic people and

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German intellectuals linked expressionism to the history of Nordic people and their supposed need for abstraction, revived into the arts after WWI in the form of more subjective work. disharmonious composition in artistic setting by which the director intended to lead the audience to the theme of human’s mentally uncertainty. - - - To the expressionists, only the “interior vision” provoked objects in the real world exist - The vision creates a psychological reality more important than objective “truth” German expressionism in film Cabinet of Dr. C - Regarding to the subconscious power, Weine wanted the audience to see the uncertainty of human’s mind which is far deeper than our perceptions are able to be predicted or understood clearly the disconnect between subjectivity and reality - German intellectuals linked expressionism to the history of Nordic people and their supposed need for abstraction, revived into the arts after WWI in the form of more subjective work. disharmonious composition in artistic setting by which the director intended to lead the audience to the theme of human’s mentally uncertainty. - Inigurates the beginning of the expressionist movement - Art director Hermann Warm designed stylized sets with strange distorted buildings painted on a canvas backdrop - Actors presented themselves in jerky, dancelike manner instead of in realistic terms - Caligari created the basic formal elements in expressionism
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- or inventing the distorted world of reality, in characterisation, the director intentionally created the story via the perspective of a mad man, so all the characters were designed to have distorted behaviours, as well as their acting which seem really exaggerating, unrealistic and irrational like the way of insane mind functions in general. On the contrary, we never feel like being disturbed by these unnatural characterisations, although they may perform their acting very strangely. German Expressionism: The Ethic Behind the Movement German intellectuals linked Expressionism to the history of Nordic people and their supposed need for abstraction, revived in the arts after WWI in the form of more subjective work To the Expressionist, only the “interior vision” provoked by objects in the real world exist The vision creates a psychological reality more important than objective “truth” German Expressionism in Film Introduction: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari , Robert Weine (1920) Caligari inaugurates the beginning of the Expressionist movement in film Art director Hermann Warm designed stylized sets with strange distorted buildings painted on canvas backdrop Actors presented themselves in jerky, dance like manner instead of in realistic terms Caligari introduces basic formal elements that defined the Expressionist style in film JAMES NOTES Expressionism in Film: Content and Style Graphic stylization (with emphasis on 2D quality of image) to create direct visual expressions of inner psychological states
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