A super quick read on “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922)

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“Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922)

Quite possibly the most brilliant vampire film ever conceived next to Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932), tonight’s feature is F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922).

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“Vampyr” (1932)

The use of hard shadows in this film always leaves me breathless, indeed, Nosferatu is a master class in lighting and Murnau was a genius.

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The brilliant use of pre-noir hard shadow in “Nosferatu”.

Of course, his vision could never have come to fruition without the unbelievably scary good Max Schreck as the horrific Count Orlok.

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Max Schreck as Count Orlock.

Fun fact: Max Schreck is only seen blinking ONCE throughout the entire film.

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Former Contributing editor thefourohfive.com/film … Staff writer CitizenTruth.org . half of Real Monsters podcast. #crime , #truecrime : haubr.wess@gmail.com

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