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I don't expect a contemporary film watcher, who is addicted to their bam-dham-clang-eek!

Yes, it is somewhat of an acquired taste to appreciate films such as Caligari, Phantom of the Opera, Vampyr, etc. Not many in the present generation would love them for what they are.
I liked Phantom of the Opera

I think I remember watching Nosferatu (original) and Frankenstein and liking those a lot.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:59 AM
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I liked Phantom of the Opera

I think I remember watching Nosferatu (original) and Frankenstein and liking those a lot.
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Old 01-09-2015, 02:25 PM
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i know a lot of people put it in top ten lists of vintage horror movies but apart from a very good score i found little to enjoy, i know its a film that made so many others possible but i simply didnt enjoy it, i found it slow, dull and monotonous.
I know what you mean. The first time I watched Cabinet, it wasn't what I was expecting. I really dug the bizarre German Impressionistic sets & lighting, like the bizarre angled doorways (like Straker mentioned, you see that doorway in Beetlejuice' wedding scene). But taking the story & acting purely from a 1980 (or whatever it was) perspective, I wasn't impressed either.

When I watched it again as an art piece, and a pseudo play, I got a different appreciation of it. It's like the first time I heard George Harrison's song 'Only a Northern Song': it's out of tune, so I thought, so to speak, until I heard him sing,
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One of my favorite Silent Horror Films along with Nosferatu and London By Midnight.
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:24 AM
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One of my favorite Silent Horror Films along with Nosferatu and London By Midnight.
Have you seen "The Golem"? Another great silent movie.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:41 AM
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Love the old silent classics and you just have to remember film was still sort of new. Also, no sound, so they tended to, as we say now, overact to get the point across,
Really enjoyed CALIGARI, NOSFERATU, the Lon Chaney films, THE LOST WORLD as well as BIRTH OF A NATION and BROKEN BLOSSOMS.
Only thing I can suggest is be rested to watch them...if sleepy, it's harder to follow them
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Love the old silent classics and you just have to remember film was still sort of new. Also, no sound, so they tended to, as we say now, overact to get the point across,
Really enjoyed CALIGARI, NOSFERATU, the Lon Chaney films, THE LOST WORLD as well as BIRTH OF A NATION and BROKEN BLOSSOMS.
Only thing I can suggest is be rested to watch them...if sleepy, it's harder to follow them
LOL! That is so true. There's some films you can't be somewhat sleepy before you watch them. Most silent films are like that, not mention some talkies like Dracula 31 & Gojira.

Speaking of silent films, Noseratu and Metropolis blew me away. I've seen maybe 15 full-length silent films, those are the only two I can say that about.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:32 PM
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Did you see the Portlandia skit about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xra...ari_shortfilms
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