Wednesday, March 10, 2010

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI / Germany - 1920

"YOU MUST BECOME CALIGARI!"

That's right, and, back then, that tagline probably scared a lot of patrons, plus, this silent classic was made directly after WWI!

Hello everbloody, welcome to Tabonga's Wednesday Oldie Bijou Theatre wonst again, here at the Dungeon! Music is fairly new but as far as who do it?.. Tabonga not know for sure, but maybe Lothar Prox or Richard Marriott. No matter, Eegah!! giving us another 'eariffic' soundclip to make a few of your brain cell happy for a minute or three!..

Lil' Dungeon Gnat, Piffles, all ready to be pushing big red 'GO' button and start the show... He getting a flying start... there he go... faster... faster... 'GO' button looming closer... an'... splat!!.. Bullseye! So, hier ist... THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI!

Oh, an' Tabonga add some pizazz to photos!

Hmmm, something wicked this way come!

Before Caligari can show his somnambulist at the fair, he have to deal with county clerk who making it real tough to get permit. Clerk there become first victim in string of mysterious murders getting ready to take place in weird lil' burg of Holstenwall!!

Similiar to Dr. Seuss, Dr. Caligari live in world of no straight line or level angle! Meant to create subliminal angst and disorientation, and it work pretty damn well!

The doc get the show going with bringing out his predictor of the future... CESARE, the SOMNAMBULIST!

Cesare real good at predicting one thing!.. People' death!!

Like Tabonga wuz sayin'...

Young Francis go to the authorities with information on why he think Dr. Caligari behind the murders. Look like set from FLASH GORDON TV series episode, also made in Germany!

Time to change Cesare' diaper!

NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS funeral procession!

Of course, Cesare kidnap beautiful Jane and he take her on one wild ride... Over hill, over dell!

Cesare run out of painting!

Damn neighborhood kids!!

Caligari finally get well-deserved straight-jacket and room at local surrealistic nut house!

But, twist ending leaving everbloody all disorientated and uncomfortable again! Mission accomplished! Tune in Friday as Eegah!! bring you another special posting at 5:13 pm PST!

6 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

this film really shook me up when i saw it on PBS in the late 60s, the version i saw then had a really crazy soundtrack to it and i've since managed to track down a copy of that version, you gotta hear it! i feel like i'm losin' it every time i watch it!...

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

PG, Tabonga read that your cool version is the one to get!! This version come off of 50 pack...

Greg Goodsell said...

A timeless classic! The lunatics still run the asylum.

TABONGA! said...

Hey Glegg, we gonna do ASYLUM wif' Barb Parkins asap!!

Patty said...

Gnarly! Nothing beats the classics :) I <3 your blog, keep it up!

Rogerbuck said...

I´m looking for a soundtrack from this film, seems to be the version
prof. grewbeard mencioned above. I saw it many years ago. Can someone
help me?

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