October 15, 2012

"Murnau was able not only to avoid all anecdotal concessions, but also to dehumanize those subjects richest in human emotion. Thus, Nosferatu is constructed entirely around visual themes corresponding to concepts that have physiological or metaphysical equivalents in us (the concepts of suction or absorption, of being held or being crushed.....)"

Eric Rohmer, "Cinema, the Art of Space",
La Revue du cinéma 14, June 1948.

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