History Film / Nosferatu

17th Feb '18 2:43:11 PM Malady
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->''"Mortal terror reigned''
->''Sickness now, then horrible death''
->''Only Lucy knew the truth''

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->''"Mortal terror reigned''
->''Sickness
reigned''\\
''Sickness
now, then horrible death''
->''Only
death''\\
''Only
Lucy knew the truth''



''Nosferatu'' (rarely used full title: ''Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens''[[note]]English: ''Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror''[[/note]]) is a German silent horror film and the first known [[VampireFiction vampire movie]], released in 1922. Director Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau cast [[http://eric.b.olsen.tripod.com/schreck.html Max Schreck]] as Count Orlok, with the veteran [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] character actor [[LooksLikeOrlok wearing a costume that left him bald, with huge pointed ears and long sharp fangs]]... In short, one of the most frightening characters in film history. This movie is also notable for influencing the cinematic depiction of the idea that [[WeakenedByTheLight vampires can be killed by sunlight]].

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''Nosferatu'' (rarely used full title: ''Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens''[[note]]English: ''Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror''[[/note]]) is a German silent horror film and the first known [[VampireFiction vampire movie]], released in 1922. Director Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau cast [[http://eric.b.olsen.tripod.com/schreck.html Max Schreck]] as Count Orlok, with the veteran [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] UsefulNotes/{{German|y}} character actor [[LooksLikeOrlok wearing a costume that left him bald, with huge pointed ears and long sharp fangs]]... In short, one of the most frightening characters in film history. This movie is also notable for influencing the cinematic depiction of the idea that [[WeakenedByTheLight vampires can be killed by sunlight]].



* AntagonistTitle: Also a OneWordTitle, named after the supposed Romanian word for "vampire", that threatens the land.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The etymology of the word "nosferatu" is unclear. This movie isn't the first to use it (Stoker's novel referenced it first), but the usual origin (the [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian]] word for "vampire") is false. The two most probable etymologies are a corruption of the Romanian "Necuratu," meaning "unclean spirit," or [[UsefulNotes/{{Greece}} Greek]] "Nosophoros," meaning "bringer of plague."

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The etymology of the word "nosferatu" is unclear. This movie isn't the first to use it (Stoker's novel referenced it first), but the usual origin (the [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian]] UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n word for "vampire") is false. The two most probable etymologies are a corruption of the Romanian "Necuratu," meaning "unclean spirit," or [[UsefulNotes/{{Greece}} Greek]] "Nosophoros," meaning "bringer of plague."



* OneWordTitle: As the name of the monster, also an AntagonistTitle.



** The animated [[UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} Swiss]] parody "Nosferatu Tango" drives a stake into this trope: The innocent young woman took Brand ZZZZZ sleeping pills, which also lay Nosferatu to (eternal) sleep when the morning comes.

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** The animated [[UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} Swiss]] UsefulNotes/{{Swi|tzerland}}ss parody "Nosferatu Tango" drives a stake into this trope: The innocent young woman took Brand ZZZZZ sleeping pills, which also lay Nosferatu to (eternal) sleep when the morning comes.
6th Feb '18 7:55:41 AM Thorion
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* WeatherSavesTheDay: Despite being a thinly veiled stealth-adaptation of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', the film's Van Helsing equivalent, Bulwer, has a greatly diminished role. Count Orlok is instead anticlimactically killed by an unexpected sunrise rather than being slain by the Hutter and a Quincey Morris equivalent.

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* WeatherSavesTheDay: Despite being a thinly veiled stealth-adaptation of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', the film's Van Helsing equivalent, Bulwer, has a greatly diminished role. Count Orlok is instead anticlimactically killed by an unexpected sunrise rather than being slain by the Hutter and a Quincey Morris equivalent.
6th Feb '18 7:55:17 AM Thorion
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* WeatherSavesTheDay: Despite being a thinly veiled stealth-adaptation of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', the film's Van Helsing equivalent, Bulwer, has a greatly diminished role. Count Orlok is instead anticlimactically killed by an unexpected sunrise rather than being slain by the Hutter and a Quincey Morris equivalent.
6th Feb '18 7:52:38 AM Thorion
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* WeatherSavesTheDay: Despite being a stealth-adaptation of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', the film doesn't include a character analogous to Dr. Abraham van Helsing (although a scientist studying vampirism in plants who briefly appears may have been loosely based on him but given a greatly diminished role). Due to van Helsing's absence, Count Orlok is anticlimactically killed by an unexpected sunrise rather than being slain by the cunning doctor like his counterpart in the original novel.
3rd Nov '17 8:35:19 PM Josef5678
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* RedRightHand: See LooksLikeOrlok.

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* %%* RedRightHand: See LooksLikeOrlok.
5th Aug '17 2:21:18 AM Dmitry7Denning
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** It is also worth mentioning that Annie, just as Lucy, is implied to be visited by Orlock, and in a deleted scene she would be lured by vampire to the seaside and bitten. In the novel Dracula lures Lucy to a small seaside cemetery and bits her for the first time.

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** It is also worth mentioning that Annie, just as Lucy, is implied to be visited by Orlock, Orlok, and in a deleted scene she would be lured by vampire to the seaside and bitten. In the novel Dracula lures Lucy to a small seaside cemetery and bits bites her for the first time.
4th Aug '17 3:37:50 AM Dmitry7Denning
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-It is also worth mentioning that Annie, just as Lucy, is implied to be visited by Orlock, and in a deleted scene she would be lured by vampire to the seaside and bitten. In the novel Dracula lures Lucy to a small seaside cemetery and bits her for the first time.

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-It **It is also worth mentioning that Annie, just as Lucy, is implied to be visited by Orlock, and in a deleted scene she would be lured by vampire to the seaside and bitten. In the novel Dracula lures Lucy to a small seaside cemetery and bits her for the first time.
4th Aug '17 3:36:30 AM Dmitry7Denning
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-It is also worth mentioning that Annie, just as Lucy, is implied to be visited by Orlock, and in a deleted scene she would be lured by vampire to the seaside and bitten. In the novel Dracula lures Lucy to a small seaside cemetery and bits her for the first time.
13th Jun '17 10:45:21 AM Thorion
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* MisplacedWildlife: The "{{werewolf}}" that we see roaming around outside the inn Hutter stops at for the night is actually a hyena.
6th Jun '17 9:41:57 PM Chris
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This movie is in the public domain and may be viewed in its entirety at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6jFoYm3xs YouTube.]] A re-scored version with ProgressiveRock music by Creator/IsaacBaranoff and Music/FunnyAminals can be viewed online.

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This movie is in the public domain and may be viewed in its entirety at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6jFoYm3xs YouTube.]] A re-scored version with ProgressiveRock music by Creator/IsaacBaranoff and Music/FunnyAminals can be viewed online.
online. In 2017, a version called ''[[http://nonsilentfilm.com/en/ Nosferatu: the Non Silent Film]]'' was created by Brazilian agency [=AlmapBBDO=] and Punch Audio, which not only re-scores the film but also layers on sound effects and voice clips from Getty Images' massive audio library (a trailer can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUbKJ64BKo&t=25s here]]).
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