History Film / Nosferatu

16th Jan '17 1:12:18 AM thedoktor
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A remake is currently being planned, and is scheduled to be helmed by Robert Eggers, director of Film/TheWitch.
29th Oct '16 3:28:20 PM WillKeaton
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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 his 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.

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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 his 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.
29th Oct '16 3:23:47 PM WillKeaton
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: As noted above, this film originated the idea that vampires burn in sunlight. Also, Schreck's vampire is rather uniquely portrayed as [[LooksLikeOrlok a rat-like monster]] and the personification of pestilence, as well as having a considerable semblance to some kind of ghost -- the numerous scenes where Orlok seems to materialise or dematerialise at will (such as when carrying his coffin into his new lair), as well as the famous sequence where Orlok seems to sneak into Hutter's home as a disembodied shadow.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: As noted above, this film originated the idea that vampires burn in sunlight. Also, Schreck's vampire is rather uniquely portrayed as [[LooksLikeOrlok a rat-like monster]] and the personification of pestilence, as well as having a considerable semblance to some kind of ghost -- the ghost. There are numerous scenes where Orlok seems to materialise or dematerialise at will will, (such as when carrying his coffin into his new lair), lair,) as well as the famous sequence where Orlok seems to sneak into Hutter's home as a disembodied shadow.
29th Oct '16 3:22:42 PM WillKeaton
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: One scene has Orlok loading up a horse-drawn cart with coffins and then he gets inside one at the top of the coffin stack. Watch as the lid of the coffin moves up to Orlok's coffin (via stop-motion photography) -- the horses change position a couple of times. It doesn't qualify as a SpecialEffectsFailure given the film was made in the early days of cinema.

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: One scene has Orlok loading up a horse-drawn cart with coffins and then he gets coffins. He thengets inside one at the top of the coffin stack. Watch as the lid of the coffin moves up to Orlok's coffin (via stop-motion photography) -- the horses change position a couple of times. It doesn't qualify as a SpecialEffectsFailure given the film was made in the early days of cinema.
29th Oct '16 3:13:24 PM WillKeaton
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This movie is in the public domain and may be viewed in its entirety at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcyzubFvBsA 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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcyzubFvBsA YouTube]]. YouTube.]] A re-scored version with ProgressiveRock music by Creator/IsaacBaranoff and Music/FunnyAminals can be viewed online.
25th Aug '16 3:24:29 PM eroock
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* ComicallyCrossEyed: One of the sailors gets crossed eyes when facing Nosferatu below the deck.
19th Jun '16 8:16:45 AM Mdumas43073
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''Nosferatu'' (rarely used full title: ''Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens''[[note]]English: ''Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror''[[/note]]) is 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]] 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]].
19th Jun '16 8:12:41 AM Mdumas43073
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''Nosferatu'' (rarely used full title: ''Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens''[[note]]English: ''Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror''[[/note]]) is the first known "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 the first known "vampire" movie, [[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]].
19th Jun '16 8:11:33 AM Mdumas43073
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''Nosferatu'' (rarely used full title: ''Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror'') is the first known "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'') Horror''[[/note]]) is the first known "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]].
1st May '16 4:25:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ShoutOut: The song "Nosferatu" by Music/BlueOysterCult from their album ''Music/{{Spectres}}'' is a WholePlotReference.
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