Martha Mattox in The Cat and the Canary (1927, dir. Paul Leni) 
“I have tried to create sets so stylized that they evince no reality…It is not extreme reality that the camera perceives, but the reality of the inner event, which is more profound, effective and moving than what we see through everyday eyes.”
-Paul Leni, Kinematograph (1924)
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Martha Mattox in The Cat and the Canary (1927, dir. Paul Leni) 

“I have tried to create sets so stylized that they evince no reality…It is not extreme reality that the camera perceives, but the reality of the inner event, which is more profound, effective and moving than what we see through everyday eyes.”

-Paul Leni, Kinematograph (1924)

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