Nosferatu - 2024

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This has been in the news for like 2 years already.
Longer than that.

Eggers is the only contemporary American filmmaker who could pull it off.
Eggers < Flanagan



I haven't seen a single Flanagan movie but I can already tell Eggers is miles better.



I haven't seen a single Flanagan movie but I can already tell Eggers is miles better.
Oh, I assure you, the content of his films are greater than their covers.



Oh, I assure you, the content of his films are greater than their covers.
Just talked to a friend who saw some of his films. He defines them as the very definition of mediocrity. Figures my hunch was right. It usually is.



Just talked to a friend who saw some of his films. He defines them as the very definition of mediocrity. Figures my hunch was right. It usually is.
Ask your friend if it's okay for you to watch one anyway.



Ask your friend if it's okay for you to watch one anyway.
A hard pass from me either way. There's too much good stuff and good bad stuff still left to watch to waste my time on second-rate horror flicks.



Flanagan's Gerald's Game and Hush range from pretty good to really good, but Eggers is definitely the better filmmaker. But then again, you shouldn't knock his films until you actually watch them.
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Flanagan's Gerald's Game and Hush range from pretty good to really good
There are some scenes in Hush that just feel like Nosferatu. I have no doubt that Flanagan would be able to deliver a proper remake of the original (my favorite). And I have no doubt that Eggers is going to deliver a proper remake of Herzog's remake. I'm more interested in the former than the latter, but I'll show up and support it.



Lovely. Pretty excited about this, even though if it's as good as I hope, I'll actually viscerally hate the time period immediately after I've seen it.



Cool. Having been around the block with a lot of vampire and Dracula movies in my life, and assuming that no movie is all the close to the book, much less history, it seems like it will be sort of a Rorschach test for Eggers's take on vampires. Since Dracula/Nosferatu is part history, part fiction and part copyright, and since I am out my element on the copyright issues, I'll just wait and see. The trailer looks much more tense than the book, which, being an epistolary novel, maintains some detachment from the events being discussed. I've always assumed that a faithful version of the book would not make such a good movie, because of the format of the book and the natural detachment of writing about something more than being there, which is what you want in a movie, especially a horror movie.

Even the trailer looks more interesting than some of the recent new movies I've seen, I'll be there at the theater when it's out.....the perfect entertainment for Christmas season, especially after a couple re-runs of The Christmas Story and Scrooge.




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I'm gonna set my expectations at "It will probably be better than most contemporary vampire films but don't go expecting a masterpiece."
Honestly because I think it's unfair to go into movies that are really trying to do something good with too lofty expectations for them to be able to succeed unless they actually do make a masterpiece.



I'm gonna set my expectations at "It will probably be better than most contemporary vampire films but don't go expecting a masterpiece."
Honestly because I think it's unfair to go into movies that are really trying to do something good with too lofty expectations for them to be able to succeed unless they actually do make a masterpiece.
Same. I'm glad it's Eggers, if it has to be someone. But the two previous versions are among my favorite films (and those are just the ones that call themselves "Nosferatu" and not "Dracula"), so the odds are against him. So I'm going with---
Hoping it's great / will be content if it isn't.
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I'm sure it will be great. I'll just keep my expectations in check as I watch it. Also, I love Herzog's version, but I can't say the same about Murnau's version. I don't think it will be that hard for Eggers' version to be better than at least one of those films.



I'm sure it will be great. I'll just keep my expectations in check as I watch it. Also, I love Herzog's version, but I can't say the same about Murnau's version. I don't think it will be that hard for Eggers' version to be better than at least one of those films.
*sends a plague of rats to Speling's house*



My recollection of Ole' Drac also includes seeing, some time back a while ago, surprisingly on PBS, a mini-series version of Dracula that had Louis Jourdan as the vampire. I was not sure whether my recollection was right, but it was run a bunch of times, having been split into episodes several different ways. My memory was that it made some references to the Nosferatu and Vlad the Impaler versions of Dracula, although it was mainly in the cape-and-fang genre.

My recollection is that it also featured so-called Gypsy/Roma that fell out of the Dracula story in recent times for probably PC reasons, but that figured prominently in the book. Having some of that ancestry in my own family, I did find it entertaining to see my great-great-great-great-grandfather moving Dracula's coffin.

That one, orange-tinted image, posted by Yoda, by itself, looks better than most entire vampire movies, so I'm ready to give it a go.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Dracula_(1977_film)