1) This is a Film essay, this essay has to examine the aspect of the historical context of one of the films from the course, in this case i choose:
-German expressionism and the film i’ve chosen is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. (Robert Wiene, 1920)
2)Important point of this assignment is that is that it must present and analyze at least one piece of primary research materials (ie. materials from a source besides a textbook/scholarly account) that are contemporaneous with the films original production or public exhibition (or initial North American theatrical release). Some possible sources include:
– film reviews or articles from newspapers/magazines
– articles from industry trade journals (Playback, Variety) or popular/fan publications
– print advertisements
You must hand in a photocopy of your primary source document(s) with your final essay.