Why did Murnau portray Count Dracula as a sinister, ugly character in 1922?
Dracula, in the original novel as well as in contemporary versions, is
usually a sexy guy who seduces his prey and then springs his deadly fangs.
For a class I was showing the final sequence in "Nosferatu" and comparing it
to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." This was just before Halloween and I
couldn't resist comparing the two heroines and their different slaying
techniques. The students caught me on the above question. Any theories or
notes from Murnau to explain his interpretation?
Kalynn Huffman Brower
Radio-TV Center, Room 309
Department of Telecommunications
Bloomington, IN 47405
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama.