History YMMV / Nosferatu

7th Aug '16 12:07:58 PM NWolfman
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* MemeticMutation: [[http://images.popmatters.com/misc_art/d/dvd-nosferatu-650.jpg Count Orlok's menacing shadow on the wall as he climbs the staircase]] is not only a legendary image in GermanExpressionism, but is one of the single most famous images in all of cinema.



* WatchItForTheMeme: Some younger viewers watch the film just to find out who was the guy flickering the lights in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.

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Some younger viewers watch the film just to find out who was the guy flickering the lights in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
** If you went to a visual art school, chances are you've seen the shot of [[http://images.popmatters.com/misc_art/d/dvd-nosferatu-650.jpg Orlok's shadow on the wall]] many, many times.
19th Apr '16 9:08:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: In the case of Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Nosferatu the Vampyre'', there's another collaboration and brilliant soundtrack by [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] group Music/PopolVuh.

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In the case of Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Nosferatu the Vampyre'', there's another collaboration and brilliant soundtrack by [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] group Music/PopolVuh.



* {{Narm}}: In order to make the carriage seem "Supernaturally fast," they just sped up the camera. In 1922 this certainly ''looked'' spooky, but today? [[http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=BoBu2C5PS8w Brings Benny Hill to mind]].

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In order to make the carriage seem "Supernaturally fast," they just sped up the camera. In 1922 this certainly ''looked'' spooky, but today? [[http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=BoBu2C5PS8w Brings Benny Hill to mind]].



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The reason this movie still exists. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu The Other Wiki]], the film's creating studio was sued by the estate of Creator/BramStoker, and the courts ordered all copies of the film to be ''burned''. Somehow, one copy slipped through the cracks, and this copy was then duplicated and spread throughout the world.
** The 'crack' was the United States, which didn't recognize most foreign copyright claims until decades later, by which time the original book was public domain and the claim against the film moot.
* NightmareRetardant: In the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, let alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The reason this movie still exists. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu The Other Wiki]], the film's creating studio was sued by the estate of Creator/BramStoker, and the courts ordered all copies of the film to be ''burned''. Somehow, one copy slipped through the cracks, and this copy was then duplicated and spread throughout the world.
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world. The 'crack' was the United States, which didn't recognize most foreign copyright claims until decades later, by which time the original book was public domain and the claim against the film moot.
* NightmareRetardant: NightmareRetardant:
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In the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, let alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.
16th Jan '16 11:35:23 AM justme13
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* NightmareRetardant: In the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.

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* NightmareRetardant: In the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left let alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.
27th Dec '15 10:44:25 AM Scabbard
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* NightmareRetardant: in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.

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* NightmareRetardant: in In the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.
18th Dec '15 12:04:51 PM hamza678
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* NightmareRetardant: in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.

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* NightmareRetardant: in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.
23rd Oct '15 8:13:13 PM Tork
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** The scene where Hutter/Harker and Orlok/Dracula are commiserating together before Orlok is revealed to be a vampire comes across as kind of hilarious given how incredibly obvious it is the guy is clearly an inhuman monster who reacts very suspiciously to the sight of blood yet Hutter never seems to think too hard on it.

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** The scene where Hutter/Harker and Orlok/Dracula are commiserating together before Orlok is revealed to be a vampire comes across as kind of hilarious given how incredibly obvious it is the guy is clearly an inhuman monster who reacts very suspiciously to the sight of blood yet Hutter never seems to think too hard on it.it until it's spelled out for him.
23rd Oct '15 8:10:27 PM Tork
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** The scene where Hutter/Harker and Orlok/Dracula are commiserating together before Orlok is revealed to be a vampire comes across as kind of hilarious given how incredibly obvious it is the guy is clearly an inhuman monster who reacts very suspiciously to the sight of blood yet Hutter never seems to think too hard on it.
15th Feb '15 1:05:20 PM spirasen
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* AssPull: One of the most famous in movie history; Murnau couldn't figure out how to kill Orlock, so he finally just said "Uh, sunlight? Yeah, that works..." Since then, every vampire in fiction has been [[WeakenedByTheLight vulnerable to it]].

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\n* AssPull: One of the most famous in movie history; Murnau Creator/FWMurnau couldn't figure out how to kill Orlock, so he finally just said "Uh, sunlight? Yeah, that works..." Since then, every vampire in fiction has been [[WeakenedByTheLight vulnerable to it]].



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: In the case of Werner Herzog's ''Nosferatu The Vampyre'', there's another collaboration and brilliant soundtrack by German group Popol Vuh.
** As well as Wagner's Rheingold, used when darkness falls during Harker's walk to the castle, culminating in him (and the audience) seeing the vampire for the first time.
* IAmNotShazam: "Nosferatu" is not actually Orlok's name. In fact [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign we don't even know what "nosferatu" actually means]] other than a garbled way to say "plaguebearer".
* {{Narm}}: In order to make the carriage seem "Supernaturally fast," they just sped up the camera. In 1922 this certainly ''looked'' spooky, but today? [[http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=BoBu2C5PS8w Brings Benny Hill to mind.]]
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The reason this movie still exists. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu The Other Wiki]], the film's creating studio was sued by the estate of Bram Stoker, and the courts ordered all copies of the film to be ''burned''. Somehow, one copy slipped through the cracks, and this copy was then duplicated and spread throughout the world.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: In the case of Werner Herzog's Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Nosferatu The the Vampyre'', there's another collaboration and brilliant soundtrack by German [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] group Popol Vuh.
Music/PopolVuh.
** As well as Wagner's Music/RichardWagner's Rheingold, used when darkness falls during Harker's walk to the castle, culminating in him (and the audience) seeing the vampire for the first time.
* IAmNotShazam: "Nosferatu" is not actually Orlok's name. In fact [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign we don't even know what "nosferatu" actually means]] other than a garbled way to say "plaguebearer".
"plaguebearer."
* {{Narm}}: In order to make the carriage seem "Supernaturally fast," they just sped up the camera. In 1922 this certainly ''looked'' spooky, but today? [[http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=BoBu2C5PS8w Brings Benny Hill to mind.]]
mind]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The reason this movie still exists. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu The Other Wiki]], the film's creating studio was sued by the estate of Bram Stoker, Creator/BramStoker, and the courts ordered all copies of the film to be ''burned''. Somehow, one copy slipped through the cracks, and this copy was then duplicated and spread throughout the world.



* NightmareRetardant: in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams thru the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, Romania.

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* NightmareRetardant: in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams thru through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolflike creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a wolf, left alone a werewolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal walks around in Transylvania, Romania.[[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}.



* WatchItForTheMeme: Some younger viewers watch the film just to find out who was the guy flickering the lights in an episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.

to:

* WatchItForTheMeme: Some younger viewers watch the film just to find out who was the guy flickering the lights in an episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.
''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
24th Jan '15 3:54:07 PM Morgenthaler
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** The remake attempts to subvert this categorization by conveying a sense of pathos regarding Dracula's condition as one consigned to a predatory existence, doomed to be despised by those he wants to love and, absent that, to destroy those who return his affection. However, Dracula remains just as repugnant here as Orlok is in the source material, and it is clear that he is compelled to spread contagion and misery wherever he goes.
30th Nov '14 10:31:00 AM tesseract732
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** The "plague rats" might have been frightening if they weren't obviously pet rats.
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