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Monday, September 04, 2006

nosferatu: a symphony of horror


i finally found a copy of this great 1922 film, which, until now, i had only ever seen quite late at night on sbs, and it always freaked me out.
in the cold light of day, unfortunately, the seams showed much more. the vision however remained ever present, which is what the 1979(?) remake draws upon.
it is interesting (for me at least) to look at the inbetween-war period of german cinema, the standouts being this, and Metropolis (1927). both remain groundbreaking, and their stories and devices are anything but simplistic.
i wonder whether the current spate of hollywood remakes will again return to these breathtaking masterpieces?

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2 Comments:

Blogger byron said...

Just saw Metropolis a few days ago. Wow.

3:28 pm  
Blogger psychodougie said...

yeah it's pretty mammoth effort. dunno if you read the stats, but as far as cost, and the pure numbers of people involved (i seem to remember numbers in the hundreds of thousands!) just boggle the mind.

1:37 pm  

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