Lent: Part 19

Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, 1922) – After the classic “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. Freely adapted by Henrik Galeen.

And when they say “freely adapted,” they mean they’ve taken out anything that made sense about the original or made it interesting.

7 thoughts on “Lent: Part 19

  1. volus

    My Two Cents, Year 4: Part 19

    I took some time before commenting here in the hopes that my rage would diminsh. Unfortunately, 2 hours later, that ending is still fucking bullshit. The whole thing was tedious and ridiculous, but then Count Orlok died because he forgot to set an alarm clock? Guh.

    I can say without the slightest risk of hyperbole that not a single character managed to take a single productive action for 94 minutes, and then it was over.

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      1. volus

        Re: My Two Cents, Year 4: Part 19

        To be more specific, there was a throwaway panel explaining that a “woman of virtue” will cause the Nosferatu to “neglect the cock’s crow.” In this context, apparently virtue is not virginity, but being so annoying and cloying that she’ll even complain that you killed flowers to make a bouquet.

        So, Orlok gets into town and goes after Lucy right off the bat, so he apparently gets distracted by her virtue and hangs out until the sun comes up and kills him. Meanwhile, her husband has managed to fall off a mountain while climbing out a window, recuperate in a hospital, slowly ride his horse across streams and stumble into town that same day. He proceeds to wake up Fake Van Helsing from a nap just in time to…do nothing. Because Orlok got himself killed that same night. Without anyone else’s involvement. Plus, Lucy lives.

        Fucking bullshit.

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          1. volus

            Re: My Two Cents, Year 4: Part 19

            Ruth, Lucy, Ellen, Barry, whatever. Whichever name belongs to that effeminate dude in the bad wig who had a problem with picking daisys and was married to the other effeminate dude who was overexcited about visiting the Land of Robbers and Ghosts.

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