Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Disney Halloween

Classic, silent horror movie and the Disney Concert Hall aren't phrases I ordinarily see walking hand in hand through my mind. Last night, though, they weren't just in my mind. They were there, together, up close and personal.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is the 1922 masterpiece directed by F. W. Murnau. The story and the film are based on Bram Stoker's Dracula with names changed because the studio couldn't get the rights to the novel. Vampire, thus, became Nosferatu and Count Dracula became Count Orlok.
Aside from the film and the concert hall, the real star of the evening was the organist who played mood matching and mood creating music for an hour and a half non stop.
At least half the audience obviously wore costumes and the other half may or may not have been wearing costumes. I mean, who can tell if a man in a business suit is only pretending to be an attorney. And what about the surgeon in the bloody scrubs? When you have a ticket to a classic horror film shown in a world famous concert hall accompanied by one of the greatest pipe organs around you really do drop just about everything to attend.
And you know what?
That put together with spit and shoe polish movie is one scary way to spend an evening.


Marnie said...

Sounds like something I wish I hadn't missed!

austen cornell said...

I just bet that was fun! It is SUCH A GOOD MOVIE! Now you can watch "Shadow of the Vampire"!