"The absence of love is the most abject pain"
There is a certain languor and organic tone permeating in each scene..Some of the most beautiful imagery i have seen in cinema...Adjani whilst theatrical emanates ethereal and sultry vibes...as for Kinski..now that was a masterstroke to cast the volatile star as the antagonist..He portrays loneliness and eeriness subtly yet hauntingly...The background score encompasses ominous and luminous shivers...if Murnau had been alive he would have been so proud!
"The absence of love is the most abject pain."
Bram Stroker's infamous novel has received a wide amount of cinematic interpretations - varying from comedic to erotic, there have been few films to capture the same deeply effective spirit. One of the very few to do so is Werner Herzog's mythical masterwork, Nosferatu the Vampyre.
An astonishing re imagination of staggering visual beauty and marvelous acting. Featuring a spine-tingling performance by legendary actor Klaus Kinski and elegant, breath taking cinematography;…
An interesting update on the 1922 horror classic from F.W. Murnau. Although it might initially come across as a scene-for-scene remake, the film gives a new spin to some of the most memorable scenes from the original, but it also fleshes out some of the characters, deals with a few new themes and changes some things in the story around to make it feel like a new experience. I also like how Jonathan Harker's trip to Dracula's castle really feels…
"Cruel is when you can't die even when you want to".
A paralyzing experience not only in the agony experienced by each character, but in how Herzog manipulates cinematic time and space. Herzog's persistent use of static camera, leaves the narrative in temporary suspension as image and sound evolves into extrinsic landscapes that redefine themselves for the viewer.
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I have always wanted to see this film. Being a fan of the original Nosferatu (1922) and Bela Lugosi's take on Dracula, I have always known about this film but have never seen it. Being a huge Werner Herzog fan, I decided to blind but the SCREAM! Factory blu-ray of it. I finally watched it tonight...
What did I think? Did it live up to the hype? Did I waste my money?
Let me start by answering the first…
While this movie is a remake of the original Nosferatu --which is the unauthorized adaptation of Dracula-- there are few liberties that the film takes to give the story some noticeable differences. I do not know much about Werner Herzog, but his directing style gives a good feeling of closeness to characters when in dialogue, captures the natural surrounding, and makes appropriate use of wide shots for outdoor scenes --as Brad Ross often mentions, cinema lives in the wide shot.…
With Joe- One of my all time favorite horror pictures. Werner Herzog did one fine ass job at paying homage to the 1922 original, whilst also making it a film of his own. The guy manages to create a feel of dread not there in any other horror movie. Fucking love it.
Yanoe what ... I wasn't expecting much from this but ... that was Damn good if i'll be honest
The whole thing works very well in conjunction. Its weaknesses become its strengths.
What can you say , not the definitive dracula/Nosferatu adaption by any length but it has a very unsettling atmosphere caused by the
STUNNING cinematography and soundtrack.
You can tell some of the actors are uncomfortable speaking english so maybe they perform better on the German…
Newest Halloween classic.
Very... German I guess.
Couldn't really get into this for some reason. Much prefer Coppola's version. The cinematography and music are great though.
Werner Herzog's homage to the 1922 original, almost shot for shot remake.