By Pauline Kael
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With films like Taxi Driver (Scorsese 1976), the 1970s ushered in the age of the Hollywood auteur, and these cinephile directors would lead the charge (Parkinson 1995: 248). For the reasons mentioned above, the 1970s and early 1980s would come to be seen as a period of experimentation, of pushing boundaries, and of director-focused film projects. Sometimes referred to as New Hollywood, the films of this period were influenced by European art cinema and Japanese films, especially those of Akira Kurosawa, and probably most importantly for the studios could connect with the youth audience (Parkinson 1995: 245–7; Gomery 1996).
While Hutter is asleep, the Count enters, barely fitting through the doorway Hutter passed through so easily. This is very simple, yet highly effective, scene. Even more effective, and of lasting importance to the cinema industry was the Expressionist aesthetic running throughout (Parkinson 1995: 60). Lighting to create elongated and menacing shadows, off-center and low angle camera compositions to create senses of dislocation and unease in the viewer, and dislocated editing all contribute both to the visual style of Nosferatu and to the wider industry.
1 An art-house cinema in Nagoya, Japan. Photograph by Ryuhei Okada 2008. There are many reasons why these genres [horror, thrillers, pornography, comedy, melodrama, and the musical], which have been – and in France still are – numerically important, are critically virgin territory. One is the art cinema bias. Popular European genres (unless personalized by an auteur, such as Sergio Leone’s “spaghetti” westerns and the comedies of Claude Chabrol and Jacques Tati) simply do not correspond to the international ideas of European cinema.
5001 Nights at the Movies by Pauline Kael