Friday, February 26, 2016

Rats Showbusiness

From the student, an ode to the master
But so moodily slowed, snails are faster
Like the Murnau, in theory
This is thoroughly eerie
Including a rodent disaster.

Surly Hack with David Cairns

Nosferatu the Vampyre, aka Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979), director Werner Herzog's homage to F.W. Murnau. Supposedly Herzog said the rats were easier to direct than star Klaus Kinski. Top: Isabelle Adjani acts her way around the her furry co-stars. Below: Werner Herzog "directs" the vermin.

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