The Nosferatu Story

The Seminal Horror Film, Its Predecessors and Its Enduring Legacy

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SUMMER-FALL 2018

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About the Book

Director F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, made in 1921, right after the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic, has become the ultimate cult classic among horror film buffs around the world. For years there was much speculation about the production background, the filmmakers, and their star, the German actor Max Schreck. This book tells the complete story drawing on rare sources. The trail leads to a group of occultists and their plan for establishing a leading film company that would produce a momentous series of horror movies. Along the way, the author touches upon other classic German fantasy silents, including The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis.

About the Author(s)

Rolf Giesen, a former visiting professor at the Animation School of the Communication University of China in Beijing, has compiled a special effects collection for Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin and has co-written several animation features. He is president of the Jilin Animation, Comics and Games Museum in Changchun, China.

Bibliographic Details

Rolf Giesen
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7298-4
Imprint: McFarland