Saturday, 26 February 2011

Youtube Movie: Nosferatu

 Is this your wife? What a lovely throat!
Silent films are by definition not character-driven but rely on the power of image alone.
In 1922, when computer-generated imagery and bluescreens were terms still undefined, German director F. W. Murnau created the first vampire movie based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel. His main tool to upset the audience's stomachs; modulation between shadow and light.
"Nosferatu" is a creature lurking in the dark, making people fear that for the sudden appearance of his imposing shadow alone.
Nowadays, given that you have seen horror movies like "The Exorcist" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street", Nosferatu will probably leave you apathetic with respect to your nightmares. But, you cannot at least gasp that the sight of a terrible blood-thirsty walking dead coming out of his coffin.

Watch the whole movie