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Fortunately for us, we have a shared passion in classic films including those of the early 20th century like F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic horror film Nosferatu.
film schools throughout the world for being a classic example of German Expressionism, and for showing the silver screen’s first vampire—played by Max Schreck. In this role, Schreck's Vampire is a twisted, clawed and fanged creature completely unlike Bela Lugosi's urbane Dracula that we are all familiar with.
Another interesting tidbit about the film is that while Nosferatu is based on Bram Stroker's Dracula, names and other details from the novel were changed because the studio could not obtain the rights (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok").
Aucoin will conduct his new score for chamber orchestra incorporating composers of Murnau's time such as Schoenberg and Zemlinsky, as well as Schubert, Wagner and Weber, adding an eerie feel during the Halloween night screening of Nosferatu at the Ace Hotel.
Ace Hotel's Spanish Gothic 1920’s movie palace, accompanied by a live performance of the new score by L.A. Opera's chamber orchestra.
Tickets range from $19 - $89
NOSFERATU: A Symphony of Horror at
The Theatre at ACE Hotel, Los Angeles
8 p.m. on Halloween Night