Nosferatu the Vampire (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens in the original) is a German silent film by Friedrich W. Murnau (who is a pioneer in this genre of movie) screened for the first time March 5, 1922 in Berlin.
This is the first film adaptation of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, although she was not authorized by the copyright owners. It is also one of the first horror movies and one of the great masterpieces of German Expressionist cinema. First, we will explain the background of Nosferatu and make a technical approach. Then we will analyze the importance and influence of the movie. Finally, the comparison between this genre at the beginning of this century and nowadays.
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[...] les contrastes permanents entre la lumière et l'obscurité, mais aussi par sa radicalité qui l'installe comme une oeuvre hors-normes, un OVNI dans le paysage cinématographique de l'époque : accélération de l'image, négatif saturé, surimpressions et autres techniques d'avant-garde qui permettent à Murnau de graver sur pellicule quelques-unes des images les plus persistantes et les plus obsédantes de l'histoire du cinéma. [...]
[...] Finally, sunlight can kill the vampire (while in the novel, Dracula walks in London, during the day). Nevertheless, the narrative is respected. Regarding the work of the color, Friedrich-Wilhelm Murnau did not use color filters for his film, like most silent films of the era. Nosferatu, the film in black and white, has indeed a yellow and a bluish tint printed directly through "natural colors" of the day and night. According to the website Allociné (http://www.allocine.fr ) the average rating is 3.8 stars out of 5. [...]
[...] It reminds me the Chaplin's movie. All feelings are made thanks to the music, pain, joy, sadness. When I was young and looking at this movie, I felt all the feelings through music. The partition by Hans Erdmann is deemed lost in its original state, it is reconstructed by musicologist Berndt Heller Berlin and performed by a chamber orchestra for the first time February at Berlin on the occasion of the presentation restored copy supervised by Enno Patalas. The original version for symphony orchestra has, meanwhile, was played in February 1987 in Munich Gasteig by Munich Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Heller, to accompany a new version teintée6. [...]
[...] Introduction : Nosferatu the Vampire (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens in the original) is a german silent film by Friedrich W. Murnau (who is a pioneer in this genre of movie) screened for the first time March in Berlin. This is the first film adaptation of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, although she was not authorized by the copyright owners. It is also one of the first horror movies and one of the great masterpieces of German Expressionist cinema. [...]
[...] This version was presented June at the Cinémathèque française. A copy tinted using filters, in the spirit of the original version, is planned for the first time at the Berlin Film Festival February accompanied by the music of Erdmann Question 2 Shooting began in July 1921 and most of the scenes set in the fictional town of Wisborg were shot in the cities of Wismar and Lübeck. You can see the particular market place of Wismar with Wasserkunst and monuments such as the church Heilingen-Geist-Kirche and the Wassertort. [...]