Senior Thesis Part 3: Nosferatu (1922)

      (Original Promotional Poster, 1922: Murnau)  Trained originally as an art historian, Murnau, considered by many like Lotte Eisner as Germany’s greatest film director, made only 22 films throughout his whole film career, a third of them lost like The Head of Janus (1920), a remake of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Continue reading “Senior Thesis Part 3: Nosferatu (1922)”

Senior Thesis Part 2: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

 (Original Movie Poster, 1919) Caligari’s writers Janowitz and Mayer’s pasts equaled the tragedy and horror portrayed in their story. Before he served as an infantryman in World War I, Janowitz witnessed the rape and murder of a young girl, which haunted him for the better part of his life. Mayer worked multiple jobs from aContinue reading “Senior Thesis Part 2: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)”

Senior Thesis Part 1: Background and History

(Note: I will be posting all parts of my senior thesis. It is a collaboration of my learning for my entire college career. I really just want to post it so that people will know what I have accomplished. Thankfully for you I will post it all in different increments.)  (Opening Scene from Warning Shadows,Continue reading “Senior Thesis Part 1: Background and History”