This dark, moody school of film making was brought to the United States when the Nazis gained power and a number of German filmmakers emigrated to Hollywood.
Nazi film theorist Fritz Hippler, though, was a supporter of expressionism.
The plots and stories of the Expressionist films often dealt with madness, insanity, betrayal and other "intellectual" topics triggered by the experiences of World War I (as opposed to standard action-adventure and romantic films).
Later films often categorized as part of the brief history of German Expressionism include Metropolis (1927) and M (1931), both directed by Fritz Lang.
Its practitioners used extreme distortions in expression to show an inner emotional reality rather than what was on the surface.
The extreme anti-realism of Expressionism was short-lived, fading away after only a few years.
As the show begins, girl after girl from roughly 30-40 or so talent agencies arrive to compete in this contest as one giant collective group.
The appearance of the titular Edward Scissorhands (not accidentally) reflects Caligaris somnambulist servant.In the end, you get your newly formed idol group who is to debut for a one year (as they are essentially on loan from their talent agencies), but I guess their agencies didn't want to wait that long to capitalize on this show's popularity as they've already started placing their girls in their own groups.And although many people felt that several of the 11 who were chosen didn't deserve to make the cut talent wise in the first place, that's not the point of this show.Hitchcock later said, "I...acquired a strong German influence by working at the UFA studios [in] Berlin".German expressionism would continue to influence Hitchcock throughout his career.movie studios willing to embrace them, and several German directors and cameramen flourished there, producing a repertoire of Hollywood films that had a profound effect on film as a whole.However, the themes of Expressionism were integrated into later films of the 1920s and 1930s, resulting in an artistic control over the placement of scenery, light, etc.Two genres that were especially influenced by Expressionism are horror film and film noir.(1922), Phantom (1922), Schatten (1923), and The Last Laugh (1924) were highly symbolic and stylized.Aside from the 5 female coaches, there's also the sole MC who handles the entire proceedings nicely, along with several auxiliary trainers who teach the girls better diet & exercise habits and the like.All of these people did a really solid job in their designated roles.