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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Cristina Massaccesi

Abstract

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, directed by German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1922, is not only regarded as one of the most intriguing and disquieting films to have been produced during the years of Weimar cinema but is also a key step in establishing the vampire as a cinematic figure and in shaping its connection with our subconscious fears and desires. The book's analysis of this hugely influential film, unravels the never-ending fascination exercised by the film over generations of viewers and filmmakers whilst at the same time providing the reader with a clear guide about the fi ... More

Keywords: Nosferatu, Weimar cinema, horror film, filmmakers, cinematography, German Expressionist movement, E. Elias Merhige

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780993238451
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780993238451.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina Massaccesi, author
University College London