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reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosf.... October 19, 2011
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Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu -- Eine Symphonie des Grauens)
**** out of ****     The 1922 Gothic masterpiece of horror "Nosferatu" is a production of sweeping beauty and spectacle, lively performances and intense atmospheric touches, and pure …
posted a Quick Tip about Murnau. April 09, 2011
posted in Cinema of Silence
Murnau
Despite the fact that I already own four of these films in different versions, I absolutely love this set mainly because it includes wonderful restorations of three of Murnau's greatest films (Nosferatu, …
posted a Quick Tip about Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans. March 02, 2011
posted in Cinema of Silence
Sunrise
One of the best dramas from the silent age. Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans is F.W. Murnau's most famous and celebrated films and the only real success he experienced while working in America. The …
posted a Quick Tip about The F.W. Murnau Collection. November 17, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
The F.W. Murnau Collection
One of my favorite DVD box sets. Although three of the films here (Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, and Faust) have been re-released in newly restored 2-disc deluxe editions available from Kino International, …
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD). September 28, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
Nosferatu (1929)
Of all the various DVDs of Nosferatu, the Alpha Video DVD release is easily the least impressive of the bunch. This is due in part to the fact that the version of the film is the cheap public domain print …
reviewed Tabu (The Milestone Collection / Imag.... September 02, 2010
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In the days before the film industry's stringent Hays Code was established in 1930 and strictly enforced after 1934 to regulate "morally offensive" content, many silent and 'Pre-Code' …
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... August 17, 2010
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
I saw an inferior version years ago. I will definitely watch this Kino version. German expressionism after the Great War was very dark and foreboding, should be no surprise based on their suffering after …
posted a Quick Tip about Tabu (The Milestone Collection / Imag.... March 28, 2010
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Superb film about innocence, love, & mortality. One of the last great examples of silent cinema & Murnau's swansong!
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... March 28, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
The single most important film of the German silent renaissance. F.W. Murnau's eerie, haunting, iconic film is unforgettable. A true classic! This extraordinary Kino Ultimate DVD Edition finally gives …
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Kino.... February 05, 2010
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Not the best available DVD of Nosferatu, but very likely the one with the coolest cover. Nice addition to any vampire fan's collection. ):-=
posted a Quick Tip about Friedrich Wilhelm (F.W.) Murnau. October 27, 2009
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Murnau
The most artful and skilled director of the Silent Era and the greatest German cinematic director of all time. Murnau not only changed the way cameras were used, but also added a level of symbolism, characterization, …
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Imag.... August 26, 2009
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Director F.W. Murnau's most memorable film is an eerie unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula". This is one nifty DVD! ):-=
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... August 25, 2009
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
"Nosferatu" is easily the most iconic and poetic vision of the vampire ever caught on film and remains the signature classic of Murnau's career. A gripping, gorgeous film that has been superbly restored …
reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosf.... May 17, 2009
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu -- Eine Symphonie des Grauens)
Nosferatu is one of the first vampire movies ever made. It also was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Stoker's widow sued the film-makers and won a huge settlement and the court ordered …
reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Kino.... May 05, 2009
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   -This review pertains to Kino On Video's Restored Authorized Edition DVD of Nosferatu-    Perhaps the greatest horror film of all time premiered on March 4, 1922 in Berlin. …
reviewed Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... December 17, 2008
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
-This review pertains to Kino International's 2-disc Ultimate DVD Edition of Nosferatu-         In 1922, German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau released his film Nosferatu …
reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosf.... November 19, 2007
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu -- Eine Symphonie des Grauens)
Creepy, truly creepy. Max Schreck as Count Orlok is beautifully terrifying. The portrayal is oustanding and truly spooky. This silent film has achieved without any words what most films today can't with …
reviewed Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... November 18, 2007
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Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
Creepy, truly creepy. Max Schreck as Count Orlok is beautifully terrifying. The portrayal is oustanding and truly spooky. This silent film has achieved without any words what most films today can't with …
reviewed Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans. January 22, 2007
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Sunrise
Never had a silent film struck so loud a chord as that which is made in "Sunrise".     Directed by FW Murnau and released by Fox Films (before they merged with 20th Century Studios), …
reviewed Faust (1926 film). August 05, 2003
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Faust (1926 movie)
Having watched Nosferatu recently, I've developed a bit of a Murnau "thing", and Faust has done nothing to dampen this. In some ways it's a similar film - figuratively, Mephisto is not unlike Dracula, …
reviewed Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD). November 17, 2002
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Nosferatu (1929)
By not having any, FW Murnau's visionary film Nosferatu succinctly demonstrates how severely dialogue can dilute and trivialise a piece of cinema. Even disregarding the technical and artistic limitations …
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