Thursday, 17 November 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 325: Thursday Nov 24

Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.50pm
With live score from Minima

Chicago Reader review:

'A masterpiece of the German silent cinema and easily the most effective version of Dracula on record. F.W. Murnau's 1922 film follows the Stoker novel fairly closely, although he neglected to purchase the screen rights—hence, the title change. But the key elements are all Murnau's own: the eerie intrusions of expressionist style on natural settings, the strong sexual subtext, and the daring use of fast-motion and negative photography.' Dave Kehr

Here is a trailer to give you the flavour. 

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