Posts Tagged ‘silent cinema’

I recently bought the Eureka boxset of Buster Keaton’s complete short films, from 1917 to 1923. It really is a marvellous collection, and anyone keen to explore this name that you’ve no doubt heard of, but have probably seen nothing by, these early shorts would be a great place to start for obvious, chronological reasons. […]


Max Schreck (Graf Orlok), Gustav von Wangenheim (Hutter), Greta Schröder (Ellen), Alexander Granach (Knock). Directed by F. W. Murnau. Written by Henrik Galeen. Rating: PG. Running time: 88 minutes. I think it’s very hard to watch a film completely alien to you in its type, and still manage to write a review reflective of that […]