NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
Named to Empire’s 100 Best Films of World Cinema! Named to Roger Ebert list of Great Movies!
Germany, 1922, 1hr 34 mins. Tinted Black and White
Director: F.W. Murnau
Cinematographer: Fritz Arno Wagner
Cast: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder
Silent with English Intertitles and live accompaniment by Dave Wickerham on the Fox’s own Wurlitzer Organ
This unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains one of the most unsettling vampire films ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema. This cornerstone of horror film will be presented in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this presentation offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original film. Murnau’s award-winning film stands as one of the defining examples of German Expressionism.
In the Fox’s “Picture Palace” designation, new this season, includes all of the upcoming exceptional film experiences suited for a true (and rare) venue like the Fox. The selections offer nostalgia, fun, original and timeless stories, and an all-but-vanished cinematic experience of movies on the REALLY BIG SCREEN. For the “return to the Fox” this fall, September and October classic film selections offer a mix of great classics, each celebrating a milestone anniversary year, and meant to delight movie-goers of diverse ages. The six eclectic films in distinctive genres serve up thrills, chills, songs, laughs, and Hollywood stars. Whether they provide occasions of cultural nostalgia or a new exceptional cinematic experience, the films shown at the Fox are original and timeless stories.
Live accompaniment by Dave Wickerham on the Fox’s own Wurlitzer Organ