Nosferatu

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Nosferatu

  • 1922
  • Directed By: F.W. Murnau
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Horror
  • 81 Minutes
  1. Sunday, October 27, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Image from the movie Nosferatu

Presented by the Ryder Film Series and IU Cinema

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film by legendary German director F. W. Murnau. Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau’s Graf Orlok is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism ever envisioned. (35mm presentation)

Live accompaniment provided by the band "M".

M is an instrumental power trio focusing on sonic exploration and jazz/rock improvisation featuring Jason Bivins on guitar and effects, Stephen Simms on bass, and Bennett Williams on percussion. The band was formed in Bloomington, Indiana in the summer of 1994 and reunites for a single screening of Nosferatu. Their 1995 score for the film combines Williams’s explosive drumming with Bivins’s jazz inspired melodies, while utilizing a tonal structure that Simms borrowed from Bartok and mapped onto the film’s characters.