Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Nosferatu: or Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens: Hmmm … 

8th March, 2017.

You know, right now?

Right now, I think I’m getting old … no … actually, I know I’m getting old.

It was my birthday, Saturday, just gone.

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At any rate … ?

My simple point, here, is it’s getting late: and I’m not as young as I was.

But I did want to register a minor point.

That I’ve finally managed to see a movie I’ve been interesting in, for a while.

Yes, you guessed it …

The 1922, silent German horror film that is …

Nosferatu … !


Now …

I would try and do what I usually do, at this point: give you a potted summary of the film.

I won’t: as I really want to hit the sack.

Suffice to say?

That Nosferatu is the original film version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

A version done without the permission of his family: and a version that, as a result, landed its makers in trouble.

It’s ALSO one I found …

Mildly un-impressive, actually.

I think there’s other, better, versions of Stoker’s novel doing the rounds.

On the other hand?

I am pleased to have seen Nosferatu.

Granted, there’s better versions of the story, around …

But, sometimes?

You need to see the original.   You need to see the roots of the tree, to see how stable the tree is.


Is one of the main roots …

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