Saturday, March 14, 2009

If It's Free Then It's For Me Vol.3

The News Lounge will begin its 'Cinematic Sounds' series tomorrow, which is a flashback to the silent film era. Beginning at 8p.m., you have the chance to catch the classic horror film, Nosferatu with live piano accompaniment and free popcorn! For those of you unfamiliar with the film, here's a little background info:

The first on-screen depiction of a vampire was captured in Nosferatu. The story is based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. But the director, F.W. Murnau, couldn't secure the rights to the book. So, he changed the film's title and made some adjustments to the script. Still, many similarities between the movie and book remained and, as a result, its film company shut down after the movie's completion in an attempt to avoid a copyright infringement suit. Years later, the movie Shadow of a Vampire paid homage to the stunning black and white - another great vampire flick starring William Defoe and John Malkovich.

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