Gates to the Fab Fitz Film Fest are at 7pm for food with Irish Village Markets and hanging in the sunshine in Dublin's most gorgeous park to lovely chilled tunes, show starts at 10pm - 72 mins. This is a leave no trace community event. Only €5 yo yo's. Nicely done !
This Thursday is the 3rd Birthday of a day many of you may have experienced in 2010. It was Faust in Fitzwilliam Square scored by 3epkano, what an experience for over 2,000 people. It was the Thursday of the June bank holiday weekend 2010. They are back, this time scoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.
If you want to read about the movie, here it is :-))
THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI - Germany / 1919 / 72mins Director - Robert Wiene
In the little village of Holstenwall on the Dutch border, fairground hypnotist Dr Caligari (Werner Krauss) puts on show a somnambulist called Cesare (Conrad Veidt) who has been asleep for twenty-three years. At night, dressed in a black body-stocking and with a ghostly white face, he slithers through the town murdering people on the doctor’s orders. A student (Friedrich Feher) has his suspicions about Caligari after a friend is found dead and it transpires that the doctor is the director of a lunatic asylum. The story also has a sting in the tail added by the producer!
This classic German horror film was inspired by the unsolved murder of a girl during a carnival. Fritz Lang was approached to direct but was too busy. The task was undertaken by Robert Wiene who hired Expressionistic designers Hermann Warm, Walter Roehrig and Walter Reimann, all affiliated to the magazine Sturm, to design the innovative painted sets that included distorted perspectives, twisted shapes and sharp angles. The idea was to try and expand the cinema beyond its obsession with re-creating reality.