Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (Devil's Advocates) by Cristina Massaccesi

By Cristina Massaccesi

Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror, directed by way of German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1922, is not just considered as some of the most exciting and disquieting movies to were produced through the years of Weimar cinema yet can also be a key step in setting up the vampire as a cinematic determine and in shaping its reference to our unconscious fears and wishes. In her research of this highly influential movie, Cristina Massaccesi unravels the unending fascination exercised by means of the movie over generations of audience and filmmakers while whilst offering the reader with a transparent consultant concerning the film’s contexts, cinematography, and attainable interpretations, masking the political and social context of the Weimar Republic and its movie undefined, the German Expressionist stream, the film’s creation, reception and tough preliminary unencumber. The booklet additionally comprises the result of a long interview among the writer and E. Elias Merhige, director of the Nosferatu homage, Shadow of the Vampire (2000).

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