Wednesday, January 4, 2012
"Bela Lugosi's dead" 12" backside image origin
In 1920 Robert Wiene released the movie "Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari".
It's a silent horror movie that belongs to the German Expressionistic film era.
It's mood is very intense and it's no wonder arty aesthetes as Bauhaus where influenced by it - definitely a must see.
In the climax of the plot the zombie-like Cesare, assistant to the evil Dr. Caligari kidnapps the beautiful Jane - girlfriend of Francis (the hero) - and a hunt of course, follows...
This is the still from the hunt scene
and just as he goes down the bridge
this is the poster
and this is the use Bauhaus did in the backcover of their first release “Bela Lugosi’s dead".
It perfectly suits the mood!
Check wikipedia if you need some more info on the movie.