Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, feature film, horror, Germany, 1922
DIRECTED BY: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Max Schreck (Grof Orlok),
Alexander Granach (Knock),
Gustav von Wangenheim (Hutter),
Greta Schröder (Ellen Hutter)
Fritz Arno Wagner
This is the first film version of Dracula, brilliantly creepy and full of imaginative expressions never achieved by any director of similar themes. The role of Nosferatu was played by Max Schreck and he became the most ominous (and the ugliest) vampire in film history. It is an interesting fact that this film is not an official adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but rather its direct plagiarism. Stoker’s widow unsuccessfully demanded from the court to ban and destroy this film. But, Murnau changed his characters’ names to avoid being sued.
b/w, silent, 94'