Nearly Killed By Copyright

K. V. Turley LCWC, writing for Crisis Magazine, on Nosferatu and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is the earliest adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula coming as it did just over 20 years after the novel’s publication in 1897. In some ways, however, that’s where any similarity ends. Book and subsequent film emerge from different worlds and through different mediums. In both good appears to triumph, and whilst this was to be expected from a Victorian novel the same could not be said of the film. Stranger still, that the film has an ending with an unexpected symbolism that the filmmakers could not have envisaged. It is one far removed from the then prevailing decadence of post-War Berlin, and speaking of a supernatural reality directly opposed to that of the Undead, namely the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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