German Expressionism and the Cat and the Canary

German Expressionism and the Cat and the Canary

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German Director Paul Leni directed his first American film, The Cat and the Canary, for Universal Film Company in 1927. Leni's film would lead to the distinct look in the Universal Horror Film franchise as later directors and cinematographers copied his style of German Expressionism. Leni's style is studied in his four surviving films: Waxworks (1924), The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Man Who Laughs (1928) and The Last Warning (1929). Particular attention is given The Cat and the Canary and its effect on the look of the Universal Horror Films produced by James Whale and Arthur Edeson. Leni's work influenced the filming of Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932) and The Invisible Man (1933).
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514800551
  • 9781514800553

About MR Ken Zimmerman Jr

Ken Zimmerman Jr. is a married father of three, who lives in the St. Louis, MO Metro Area. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in History from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to these interests and genealogy, he is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in several other martial arts.
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