Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie Des Grauens

 

Dir. F.W. Murnau | Germany | 1922 | 80mins | (PG) | b/w
Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder
 

 

 

 

 

A reworking of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Real estate agent Hutter’s journey takes him across the bridge into the Carpathian Mountains and into the castle of Graf Orlok, from bourgeois morality to an encounter with the sexual power of the unconscious. Few movie monsters have been as memorable as Max Schreck’s Graf Orlok, a shaved, cadaverous, two-legged rodent with bat ears and claw-like nails stalking the decks of a ship and Hutter’s Bremen home where his wife awaits her vampire lover. Stoker’s widow tried to have the film destroyed but succeeded only in forcing a title change.

 

 

 

 

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