“An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike, Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare, and launched the signature “Murnau-style” that would change cinema history forever. Remade by Werner Herzog in 1979 (and inspiring films as diverse as Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction and E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire), this surreal cine-fable remains the original and landmark entry in the entire global tradition of ‘the horror film’.” — Masters of Cinema
Nosferatu is triumphantly reborn in this breathtaking new restoration by the F.W. Murnau Foundation. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann’s original 1922 score, this edition is derived from a new high-definition transfer of Murnau’s masterpiece, with unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version.
Dir. F. W. Murnau, 1922, DCP, 94 min.
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