I recently tasked the prop master for my b&w short film KITHARA to make a copy of Cesare’s knife from The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari.

And so he did!

To say I’m pleased would be an understatement.

The idea (while not made explicit in KITHARA) is that it’s the same knife – that the films take place in a shared universe.   Ultimately, I guess that means they are both figments of Francis’ imagination, a la St. Elsewhere.

More on KITHARA soon.

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