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Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)

You can always count on F.W. Murnau to deliver the goods. Nosferatu—though a blatant act of plagiarism—changed the landscape of horror films forever, bringing in the mood and character that allowed the genre to reach new heights in the ensuing decades. 201 more words

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

Real life is a total bore, which is why most “based on a true story” movies come across as fairly mundane in comparison to revisionist pieces that play fast & loose with the facts. 974 more words

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Nosferatu

There was a time when the vampire was not trying to be a lady’s man or full of glitter. There was a time when the vampire was an evil monster who was less man and more an unholy thing that lived in nightmares. 412 more words

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The Sunday Intertitle: Another Fine Pyckle

What’s with the mania for replacing the title cards on silent films? The YouTube version above of this early Stan Laurel parody seems authentic, but the version I initially got off the Internet Archive has different, cruder titles and the credits are simplified down to nothing. 333 more words

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Nosferatu - Review

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My first viewing of Nosferatu was at a point where I claimed not to be so fond of the horror genre but at the same time, my knowledge of such films was fairly limited. 1,070 more words

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Shadow of the Vampire (2000

Shadow of the Vampire (2000): written by Steven Katz; directed by E. Elias Merhige; starring Willem Dafoe (‘Max Schreck’), John Malcovich (F.W. Murnau), Cary Elwes (Fritz Wagner), Udo Kier (Albin Grau), and Catherine McCormack (Greta): What if that guy who played the spooky vampire in the classic German silent movie… 281 more words

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