German Expressionism: Crash Course Film History #7

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The seventh episode in the a film history playlist takes a close look at the rise and fall of German cinema of the post-World War I period. The narrator uses The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its expressionistic use of mise-en-scene to illustrate German Expressionism.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a study of propaganda techniques in films and/or the post World War I period
Classroom Considerations

  • The video is intended as an overview of German film culture; pause the video frequently to permit viewers to note topics they would like to research in greater depth
Pros

  • Uses film clips to illustrate the ideas being discussed
  • The video ends with a recap of the major points
Cons

  • None