Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nosferatu


Last night, just in time for Halloween, the Riviera Theater played Nosferatu, the 1921 German Expressionist vampire horror film, still scary after all these years. It was an amazingly good print, the tints still visible, and best of all, music composed and performed by Blue Dahlia. I had a front row seat, and took this picture of musicians and monster during the film (click small photo for larger view.)

The avant-garde musical association Blue Dahlia has been writing original scores for silent movies for about ten years, and has performed around the eastern US. The music is a fusion of classical, jazz, and world music styles mixed with an awesome array of sound effects. What can you say about a group that has both a banjo and a didgeridoo? If they are ever performing in a city near you, don't miss them! Website: http://www.bluedahlia.com/

11 comments:

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Yeap, I can feel the spooky and Halloween atmosphere there.

brattcat said...

What a beautiful blog you have here. Clever and well-composed images. Thanks for your visit to Brattleboro.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

There is a lot of fascination with Halloween and skulls and horror films. My 53 year old daughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs and she is hoping to get out before Friday so she can drive to Kentucky to see some horror program for Halloween. lol

Steffe said...

What a night it must have been. The horrors!

Vogon Poet said...

I had to search the 'didgeridoo', but love the idea of the old movies with new original scores!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nosferatu is such a classic silent film. It fits very well to Halloween. Sounds like it must have been a great evening.

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Martha (Menagerie) said...

Eeek! Definitely just in time for Halloween! Nice shot! :-)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I should imagine it might be a tad scary sitting in that picture theatre alone at night.
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Ilse said...

Wow! This is a really great photo for Halloween. And I looked at many of your photos. Really charming! Serene. Your photos have a serene quality. I would love to come & see this place.

Gretchen said...

It was a great movie. Before we decided the undead were sexy, Nosferatu is what the undead were supposed to be.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oooh,scary picture!!! Very nicely captured.