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Yep! I love the Murnau one too but Herzog did the impossible and remade it into another masterpiece. That last scene with Kinski and the ring of salt is haunting.

For Nosferatu's filming Werner Herzog bought thousands of rats In Hungary and brought them to Holland because a few minutes of the film required lots of rats (WH said so in the DVD commentary track).
 

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Poor rats.

"However, some scenes were shot in nearby Schiedam after officials, in a "who-could-blame-them" move denied him permission to let loose 11,000 rats for a scene that was to be filmed in the city. (Many of the opening scenes revolving around Dracula’s home were filmed in Czechoslovakia.) The rodents also proved problematic as Herzog ordered 12,000 white rats to be shipped from Hungary to the Netherlands where he then had them died grey in a process that killed half of them outright. Not surprisingly, behavioral biologist Maarten ‘t Hart, who was hired to supervise the rats quit and leveled charges of animal cruelty towards Herzog."
 

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Holy crap - that's far worse even than I thought.
Directors can be very ruthless by nature but I always cite Herzog as someone who got away with some appalling things on his productions and received little criticism because of his status.

Without that it's a great film but after I knew this I've never rewatched it.

Classic example of epic hypocrisy that I am unable to tolerate.
 

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I just discovered that Opeth are not the heavy metal band I assumed they were but are in fact a modern prog type of thing in the vein of Steven Wilson


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I just discovered that Opeth are not the heavy metal band I assumed they were but are in fact a modern prog type of thing in the vein of Steven Wilson


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This old footage of the main guy from Opeth is funny. Geeking out watching the dude from Comus play the solo from their great tune The Herald.
 

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I just discovered that Opeth are not the heavy metal band I assumed they were but are in fact a modern prog type of thing in the vein of Steven Wilson


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The first few albums are death metal. They got more and more proggy as they went along, I lost interest (the new stuff is shite) but there was a point where there was a good balance between the two.

 

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