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I really liked this movie, it was cool. Not only does it have three famous German actors of this period, Jannings, Veidt, and Krauss, but it's got a good story and cool sets. This is an expressionist style movie, so the sets are too. They're not as pronounced as in Caligari, but they're there and really cool looking. The movie is about a wax museum that hires a writer to write down the stories of three notorious figures from history, who are part of their museum. We get to see the stories he writes, and the three famous actors play the three notorious bad guys. I recommend this movie if you liked Caligari.
A silent classic that influenced many subsequent films. It is an example of German expressionist film That is less striking than The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari but it does have a striking visual impact. The final story, regarding Springheel Jack, makes a very original and highly effective use of double exposure. A must see film for fantasy or horror fans.
A sort of anthology in which a series of stories are told about those featured in the wax museum including Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. Fantastical for the most part, it delves into horror when Jack comes to life. Not as enjoyable as the contemporary The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari or Golem.
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