A super quick read on “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922)
Quite possibly the most brilliant vampire film ever conceived next to Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932), tonight’s feature is F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922).
The use of hard shadows in this film always leaves me breathless, indeed, Nosferatu is a master class in lighting and Murnau was a genius.
Of course, his vision could never have come to fruition without the unbelievably scary good Max Schreck as the horrific Count Orlok.
Fun fact: Max Schreck is only seen blinking ONCE throughout the entire film.