NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Live score by Caterina Palazzi
11.10 | 9:30 pm | Cinema Charlot – Auditório Municipal
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is the first (and, for many, the most beautiful) of Count Dracula's countless film adaptations of Bram Stoker. This is a fairly free adaptation which, by copyright, saw the names all changed, and the action moved from London to the fictional city of Wisborg, Germany.
Nosferatu is a film of light and shadow, of violent contrasts between daylight and darkness. Some of the most celebrated images in the movie are shadow images – like Nosferatu's shadow image, with its creepy pose and sharp claws, moving up the stairs in strange movements – and images of lights, some of them paler and more mysterious. – like the moonlight over the sea or like the magnificent sunrise at the end of the movie.
Murnau's film would become one of his most famous works, generating iconic images that are still recognizable today even to those who have never seen the film.
Original Title "Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens" Director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Country Alemanha Year 1922 Duration 92’ Cast Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Alexander Granach Argumento Henrik Galeen Photography Fritz Arno Wagner, Günther Krampf Production Enrico Dieckmann, Albin Grau Live score by Caterina Palazzi