Silent Cinema: Nosferatu @ Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Acclaimed pianist Forrester Clifton Pyke accompanies live on the grand piano an iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies.
F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike, Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare, and launched the signature “Murnau-style” that would change cinema history forever.
This surreal 1922 cine-fable remains the original and landmark entry in the entire global tradition of “the horror film”.