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Nosferatu

A masterpiece of the German silent cinema and easily the most effective version of Dracula on record. F.W. Murnau's 1922 film follows the Bram Stoker novel fairly closely, though he neglected to purchase the screen rights—hence, the title change. But the key elements are all Murnau's own: the eerie intrusions of expressionist style on natural settings, the strong sexual subtext, and the daring use of fast-motion and negative photography.

Credits

Director:

  • F.W. Murnau

Cast:

  • Max Schreck
  • Alexander Granach
  • Gustav von Wangenheim
  • Greta Schroeder
  • G.H. Schnell
  • Ruth Landshoff
  • John Gottowt
  • Gustav Botz
  • Max Nemetz
  • Wolfgang Heinz
  • Albert Venohr
  • Guido Herzfeld
  • Hardy von Francois

Writers:

  • Henrik Galeen
  • Bram Stoker

Producers:

  • Enrico Dieckmann
  • Wayne Keeley

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