This necklace features a large silver toned metal pendant with a picture of Conrad Veidt, the helpless pawn of the nefarious Dr. Caligari. The pendant is oblong, with an octagonal shape at the top, almost coffin-like, if you will. The pendant is strung on a black leather necklace cord with silver toned jewelry clamps and a lobster claw style clasp.
The image is a screenshot of Cesare (Veidt) in his "cabinet". Since the film is so old and was originally color tinted, the original colors in this piece have been mostly preserved. A collage of sorts, this piece has an insert that reads: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and is a screenshot as well of the opening title card for the film.
Since Caligari's cabinet/coffin was made of wood, real strips of papyrus line the inside corners of the pendant, mimicking wood.
The image has been sealed in resin for both appearance and durability. This necklace does have a bit of weight to it, but probably not nearly as much as one might imagine. It's pretty comfortable for the wearer.
This necklace would be perfect for any of the above mentioned "fans of..." No one else will have a necklace quite like this one. It's perfect for all you kreeps out there (yes, kreeps, as coined by Peter Lorre--another favorite German of ours) and would be smashing at a film event or art themed affair. Great for everyday wear as well.
Unfortunately, the totally awesome T-shirt as seen in the pictures is not included, nor is it for sale. Boo, right?
More on the film itself:
If you have never seen "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and most especially, if you have never seen a silent film, you must see this film. Despite its age, it holds up very well, still having a postmodern, almost apocalyptic drive; it is sheer psychological terror in a feverishly nightmarish world where strange and convoluted as things appear at the beginning, it only gets stranger as the characters delve deeper into psychosis.
-Aside from the obvious, fans of Gothic subculture were introduced to the film via the band "Bauhaus" who used imagery from the film both as a concert screen backdrop and as album art.
-Considered the first psychological horror film and has what could almost rightly be called a "shock" ending.
-Conrad Veidt, who played Cesare, is perhaps best known to modern American audiences for his role in "Casablanca."
Additional info. on this item:
Please note that while the camera did pick up a few under the surface bubbles/imperfections in the resin, looking at the piece with the naked eye it is VERY difficult to detect these bubbles and actual images are clearer than the pictures may reflect.
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Screenshot Movie Image German Silent Horror Film Resin Necklace
- Handmade item
- Materials: photographic images, glue, modge podge, resin, silver toned pendant, leather cording necklace, papyrus
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- Only ships to United States from Texas, United States.