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Nosferatu

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F. W. Murnau's landmark vampire film Nosferatu isn't merely a variation on Bram Stoker's : it's a direct steal, so much so that Stoker's widow went to court, demanding in vain that the Murnau film be suppressed and destroyed. The character names have been changed to protect the guilty (in the original German prints, at least), but devotees of Stoker will have little trouble recognizing their counterparts. The film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter (Gustav von Wagenheim...more

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