On October 30th at 3pm, organist Dr. Vance Reese will accompany the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu, on the Jaeckel organ in the Scott Concert Hall. Admission is free if you wear an appropriately scary costume. Donations for the upkeep of the organ are always welcome.
Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror was the last and most famous of the German silent film corporation, Prana Films. It stars Max Schreck as Count Orlock, who lives his un-dead life as a vampire. The film was directed by F. W. Murnau. It is widely considered to be one of the more intensely eerie silent movies of the silent film era. The film survived despite a lawsuit brought against it by the Bram Stoker estate, since the film was partially based on the 1897 novel, Dracula.
Dr. Reese will be improvising the background music, some of which will be recognizable, some of which will be anachronistic, but all intended to provide musical counterpoint to the movie.
The movie is unrated, but because of certain suspenseful and grotesque scenes, would best be characterized as a PG13 film. No bloodshed, no foul language, and no erotic scenes are shown. However, you may experience the hair on your neck standing on end at certain points.
This event is sponsored by Brevard College in conjunction with the Friends of the Fine Arts, which helps to fund these projects at the college.
Sunday’s event is free and open to the public, costumes are encouraged.
Nosferatu – Silent Film with Organist Vance Reese
October 30, 3:00pm
Porter Center, Scott Concert Hall