Nosferatu can be best described as NOT-Dracula. When the film was made (1921) a few details were changed to make it different from Bram Stoker's story - not enough though! In a very early example of intellectual property rights being applied to the cinema, Stoker's estate sued. The studio went bankrupt and all prints of the film were ordered to be destroyed. Fortunately some survived, and the film is now recognised as a masterpiece of German Expressionism as well as having provided some genre-defining images.
|Max Schreck, 1921|
So, in true genre fashion, I've left the big reveal until quite late...
Bonus Edwin, we get minis and film history. I'll have to check out the Dafoe/Izzard film. Those are some creepy looking Nosferatus (Nosferatii?) but nothing is as creepy as the first still that you posted.
I always look forward to your posts, they are so varied and interesting. Well done with these fellas and I like the use of sepia tones.