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Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)

Original Title : Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
Director : F.W. Murnau
Writer : Henrik Galeen
Bram Stoker
Genre : Horror
Country : Germany
Language : Silent
Producer : Enrico Dieckmann , Albin Grau , Wayne Keeley
Music : James Bernard
Hans Erdmann
Carlos U. Garza
Timothy Howard
Richard Marriott
Richard O'Meara
Gino Robair
Peter Schirmann
Wetfish
Photography : Günther Krampf
Fritz Arno Wagner
Distributor : Arrow Video
IMDB ID : 0013442
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Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) - F.W. Murnau
 

Starring

Max Schreck Graf Orlok
Alexander Granach Knock,ein Häusermakler
Gustav von Wangenheim Hutter (as Gustav v. Wangenheim
 

Plot

Not the original Dracula movie (but close enough for most people), this follows the familiar story of Count Orloc moving from his ruined castle to the city of Wisborg, after the visit of one Jonathan Harker. Once there he becomes involved with Jonathan's fiancée Nina, who alone holds the power to destroy him. An unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work with enough preserved to recognize, but enough changed to be legal (names changed to protect the innocent?). Count Orlok's move to Bremen brings the plague traceable to his dealings with the realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count's obsession with Hutter's wife, Ellen the only one with the power to end the evil.
 

Comments

One of the great scary movies The use of shadow and archetypal imagery makes this a genuinely frightening version of the Dracula story. The creakiness of the silent movie style actually adds to the nightmare atmosphere. The rats and caravans of coffins that the vampire leaves in his wake attest to the evil cunning of this seemingly undefeatable monster. Yet, without being cliche, the film ends with the theme that love conquers all, even the most monstrous horrors in the world. If you like scary movies, this is the one to see!
 
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