Nosferatu

Revealing mistake: When Hutter is writing his letter to Ellen in Count Orlok's castle, the paper that he is meant to be writing on is blank throughout the scene.

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Revealing mistake: When Count Orlok has loaded the crates onto the cart, he climbs into the last one and the lid "levitates" into place. This trick is achieved by stop-motion animation, but the cart horses do not hold their position and shatter the illusion - their heads unnaturally jerk about while the lid is in motion.

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Plot hole: When Nosferatu is caught in the sunlight towards the end, his reflection can be seen in the tall standing mirror in the corner of the room. This makes no sense because vampires do not cast reflections. Deliberate or not, in the original Bram Stoker novel, there is a scene in which the character Harker is shaving, and is disturbed to see that the Count casts no reflection. There is also a passage that states, "He throws no shadow, he make in the mirror no reflect." Some would argue that the rising of the sun robs him of his powers, giving him the reflection. But his reflection is visible before the rooster starts crowing, before the sun even rises.

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Suggested correction: That's all from the book, none of that is established in the film.

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Trivia: Even though "Nosferatu" is the title character, he has only nine minutes of screen time.

Trivia: After Bram Stoker's widow Florence successfully sued the film's producers for plagiarism, the court ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. About five prints survived, however. All of today's versions of "Nosferatu" have been reproduced from those prints.

Trivia: Nosferatu was initially banned in Sweden because of its excessive horror. The ban was eventually lifted in 1972.

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Hutter: I am plagued by mosquitoes. Two have just bitten me on the neck, quite close together, one on each side.

Graf Orlok: You have hurt yourself... your precious blood.

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