German Cinema

German Cinema of the 1920s

Classroom Resources


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Current private Study task: The Weimar Cinema Learning Clock!

The Learning Clock

The Overview Sheets


A ink to the Weimar to Film Noir lecure can be accessed #here#


A2 Revision Page

Key Film Plot Summaries:

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The Golem



Click on the mad scientist’s

laboratory to go to the

Year 13 page



Expressionist Art

#Caligari and Context#

Caligari set images

Caligari as expressionistic

Nosferatu and Cinematic Style

Nosferatu images

The Street Film

Fritz Lang

Choreography and Direction in Metropolis

The Golem

Themes and visual style in Metropolis

Critical Perspective1: Foreshadowing the rise of Hitler?

Fritz Lang’s influences and future influence

Critical perspective 2: Shell-Shock Cinema

Weimar Cinema Revision 1

Weimar Cinema Revision 2

Weimar Cinema Revision 3


Caligari as artistic representation of insanity

Anton Kaes on Metropolis

Siegfried Kracauer on Caligari

Metropolis 2010 Re-release Pressbook

Metropolis Themes and Context

Questioning race issues in Nosferatu

Comparing Caligari and Nosferatu

Notes on The Golem

The art of Weimar Cinema

Expressionism in art and film

Expressionism in Weimar Cinema

Analysis of F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu and other films

Click on the smoking face of Astaroth

to go the Comparing German and Soviet

Cinema page

Click on the display of proletarian athletic

prowess to go to the Soviet Cinema page