Why Movies Use the Dutch Camera Angle
by Matthew Gilligan
The Dutch Angle in filmmaking was originally known as the Deutsch Angle because it was born out of German expressionism.
You’ve no doubt seen examples of this cinematic trick many times when watching movies and it is meant to make the viewer feel disoriented or tense.
During World War I, German filmmakers took inspiration from Expressionist artists and used these angles in landmark films such as Nosferatu, which was released in 1922.