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55 stills of Dr. Caligari’s Cabin, estimated at $ 30,000

55 stills of “Dr. Caligari’s Cabin”, estimated at $ 30,000
Sauna Night News (Reporter Teng Chao) Recently, 55 stills and set photos of the German expressionist classic film “Dr. Caligari’s Cabin” released in 1920 began auctioning at Sotheby’s.Is 1.30,000 US dollars, according to Sotheby’s auction house estimates, the transaction price of these photos is between 20,000 to 30,000 US dollars.It is reported that the auction will continue from March 24, Eastern Time to 12 pm on April 3. Sotheby’s auction house has the most catalogues: “These 55 photos record many psychological and visual distortions in the 1920 silent film” Dr. Caligari’s Cabin “.This movie is usually considered the first real horror movie in film history.Directed by Robert Vine, the film tells the story of a crazy, demonic hypnotist who manipulates a sleepwalker to perform a series of murders.As the first expressionist film in Germany, the set and costume design show the dark narrative of the film through abstract design and photographer Willie Hammerst ‘s disturbing photographic perspective.”Sotheby’s pointed out,” the stills and promotional photos in “Dr. Caligari’s Cabin” rarely appear at auction.Some selected stills have been collected by institutions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.”The photos of this auction are about 10 × 13 inches each,” in very good condition. “Sotheby’s pointed out: “They use hard double-layer paper and the surface is almost matte.There are several photos with traces of original retouching. The wear of the photos is consistent with the years, including varying degrees of yellowing, creases, some dirt, and occasional slight tears and edges and corners.supplement.Several photos have numbers printed on the back.”This silent horror film by Robert Wiener was released in Germany in February 1920 and is widely regarded as the iconic work of German expressionist films. It is the” Nosferatu “by F.W.Classic films such as Fritz Lang ‘s “Metropolis” have inspired.This year is the 100th anniversary of the film’s release.Sauna, Ye Wang Teng Chao editor Huang Jialing school against Li Lijun