From Kinema to Caligari: Sources is a collection of primary source material on German expressionist cinema from circa 1916 to 1921.
I created this site to share my research with others working on early German cinema. Please visit the Help and About pages to learn more about the project and how to best use the site. I also warmly welcome you to contact me if you'd like to amend or correct any items or to contribute new content.
Very positive review of "Nerven" premiere in at the Kammer-Lichtspiele: “Eine sensation allerersten Ranges...” Mentions special effects and…
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Dutch program notes for "In Roes" , original title, "Rausch" directed by Ernst Lubitsch after a novel by Strindberg. Starring Asta Nielsen and Alfred…
Berlin censor card for "Rausch", directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
List of intertitles appearing in the Munich Filmmuseum (formerly held at Gosfilmofond) copy of Reinert's "Nerven" (1919).
List of English intertitles from the fragment of the 1920 US release of "Nerves" (aka "Nerven") held at the US Library of Congress representing…
A small collection of film program notes largely from Germany with a few examples in Dutch from the Netherlands.