Silent Film Concert – Nosferatu
November 18, 2016
8:00 pm
Rottenburg - Kino im Waldhorn
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens
Silent Film Concert - Nosferatu by W.F. MurnauThe film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok"). Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatusurvived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema.[1][2] As of 2015, it is Rotten Tomatoes' second best-reviewed horror film of all time.[3] The film was released in the United States on June 3, 1929, seven years after its original premiere in Germany, where it instantly became a hit success.