A Silent Masterpiece by F.W. Murnau
The earliest surviving screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula novel has had a long and
dangerous life of its own. Almost destroyed by Stoker's widow because of copyright infringement,
this film has outlasted many others of the silent era. There are many new releases of Nosferatu and all
this goes to show that, "You can't keep a good vampire down."
Silent film actor, Jack Hanlon passed away at the age of 96.
Santa brought us this excellent book on German expressionist cinema. It's a quick read and does a good job of explaining Murnau's contributions.
German Expressionist Cinema: The World of Light and Shadow (Short Cuts)
Silent Orchestra releases their acclaimed score for Nosferatu.
"The real revelation of Image's new transfer, though, is the spectacular score written and performed by Silent Orchestra. The score is filled with beautiful melodies that perfectly reflect the action.
It's innovative and imaginative, and greatly enhances the experience of watching the film" -Classics on DVD
Available now at iTunes, Napster,
CDBaby and other fine stores.
Review of Silent Orchestra's 2009 performance of NOSFERATU
at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, USA. Stop the POTA
"Everything about the score works perfectly with the film and being able to hear it live is an amazing way to see the film."
Talk about the housing market, according
to sources, the Bran Castle was recently restored and
to a descendant of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of Austria-Hungary.
It is thought that Bram Stoker's
Dracula character was modeled after Vlad the Impaler, a fifteenth century Romanian prince known for his sharp wit, pointed attacks and a generally bad temper.
Some believe he was a frequent visitor to the castle
and for that reason, it is commonly known as
“Dracula’s Castle” in Romania.
From Moralist to Seducer: How Fiction Inverted The Meaning of The Real Dracula’s Bloodlust
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A top selling DVD of a classic "silent" film:
Nosferatu - Special Edition