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12/12/2011

CESARE by Becky Cloonan



This morning I did a quick sketch of everybody's favorite somnambulist, CESARE! From Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This film changed my life when I first saw it in high school, and since then silent films (and black and white films in general), more than anything else have informed my storytelling, design layout, and black and white sensibilities.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari can be seen in it's entirety on youtube. I love this film. Cesare is such a great character, and why the somnambulist hasn't made it into movie monster history is beyond me! When he gives Alan his fortune it gives me chills, and it's downright scary when he appears in Jane's room at night! Go Cesare!

8 comments:

Unknown said...

Fantastic!

Reverend Dave Johnson said...

Wow!

Eliezer França Aido said...

Nice one!

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Duncan Fegredo said...

Lovely design, Becky!

Confession... I've never seen Caligari all the way through, lots of clips (or the same clip) and stills... I'll be making use of that link today, thanks :)

Brian said...

Incredible job.

That Polish Guy said...

TCoDC - great choice and great execution Becky- love the expressionistic aspect to your pieces

phil said...

So cool!