Nosferatu (1922)

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  1. Conqueror_Worm

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    Removed
     
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  3. MooCriket

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    Very cool. What a great classic film.
     
  4. Conqueror_Worm

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    Awesome, I guess i can stop working on my version. ;)
    On the corner of the letter that wasn't in the shot, were you able to figure out the symbols or did you invent some? It looks like they fit in really well.
     
  5. whitehammer

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    I noticed that a lot of the symbols were runic in origin, the film is German and (1922) and given the political situation in Germany at the time....runic stuff was gaining more popularity and was used more than once in art and visuals, so I went with Germanic runes for the missing bits.
     
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  6. Mr_Creepy

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    Very nice work! :)

    It's been a while since I've watched the documentary on the Kino edition (I think), but it's mentioned that one of the guys involoved in the making of the movie was into the occult.

    As I recall, they talk a little bit about the letters possibly using symbols from a society that this person belonged to.
     
  7. whitehammer

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  8. whitehammer

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    Unfortunately for some reason im once again experiencing problems uploading large files even though the forum should be able to accept them, I'm going to follow moderator advice and am looking into a filehost to get them up :)
     
  9. MAKE BELIEVE

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    That makes all the sense - Thule was one of the most important Secret Societies in Germany at the time and as we can see the national socialist movement "drunk" a lot from it (three of the most important persons in the * regime were occultists).
    - Very nice job you're doing with the letters. Thanks for posting -
     
  10. eerie4

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    I can't find a link I see there was a post removed has anyone made one of these? that i can download... great piece great film
     
  11. Conqueror_Worm

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    Since we haven't heard from whitehammer I started working my own version of the letter. I stayed up late last night looking at occult books (a fun October night project) on this website and managed to finish a rough draft of the front of the letter (I hope to have something to share by Halloween). It does look like the creator of the original letter drew a lot of inspiration from the occult. I haven't been able to find matching seals, but the seals from The Key of Solomon are very similar in layout to the ones in the letter. Here are some examples of seals and symbols that I found:
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  12. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Hi conqueror

    Thanks for your time. It would be a great Oct 31st gift if you could get it ready by then.
    Btw excelent subject reading for an October (rainy) night!
    I'll be waiting for your "news". Good work
     
  13. whitehammer

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    Oops!!!!!!,
    Sorry folks I've been very busy and it completely slipped my mind!!
    By way of an apology, here's a few posters thrown in I've cleaned up as well!
    Enjoy for halloween! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
    Code:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img145/1862/whnosferatuletterfront.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img802/6324/whnosferatuletterback.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img193/7497/whnosferatuposter1.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img411/6332/whnosferatuposter2.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img152/763/whnosferatuposter3.jpg

    PREVIEW:
     
  14. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Hi whitehammer

    Good work on the letter :thumbsup. Thanks for sharing (and for the posters)
     
  15. whitehammer

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    You are very welcome, it's nice to be appreciated :D
     
  16. Mr_Creepy

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    Thanks, those looks great :)
     
  17. Conqueror_Worm

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    Uh oh, looks like I'm a little late. I hope you don't mind that I share my version, whitehammer.
    Here is the Front and the Back of the letter.
    Printed and weathered:
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    (I printed it on a weird size of paper so the margins are a little off, 8.5"x11" should look better.)

    To fold the letter-
    With the front of the letter up, fold the top to the bottom and crease to find the middle, unfold.
    Fold the top and bottom to the middle:
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    Fold the bottom to the top:
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    Fold one side to the other and crease to find the middle, unfold.
    Fold the sides in so they overlap in the middle.
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    This was a really fun project to research and draw. Thanks for the posters, whitehammer!
     
  18. Mr_Creepy

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    And thank you Conqueror_Worm!
     
  19. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Hi conquerror_worm

    You did a very good job on the letter - thanks. And thanks also for the "instructions" on how to fold the letter. On the screencap, to me, the letter looks a thick paper. What type of paper did you use to print yours? Thanks
     
  20. whitehammer

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    You are all welcome for the posters, Ive printed my version on aged parchment but I'm grateful for the photos on how to fold it!! what a nice outcome for this project!
    Just in time for Halloween too! yaaaaaaaaaaay! :D
     
  21. Conqueror_Worm

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    Here is the scene with the letter. It looks thick, yet still quite flexible, sort of like cotton or linen based paper. I'm not really sure what parchment feels like, but it sounds like it would work well.
    I just printed a copy on 110 lb card stock as a test, but when I did my usual aging method (in the oven at 400F for 15 min) and tried to fold it, it broke apart!
     
  22. whitehammer

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    The parchment I've obtained is actually old anyway and is quite thick, but they sell parchment on fleabay that is fairly thick and ages well with the lemon juice and heat gun method.
     
  23. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Ok, thanks for the info
     
  24. whitehammer

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    I've just had a thought, you know the paper that comes on a roll for kids to draw on? very similar to lining paper for walls and inside drawers, that can be thick and rough, but surprisingly durable. Ive used it to print maps in the past. You can also brush it with lemon juice and leave it in strong light for a week or two so and it goes yellow and ages itsself!.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  25. sfnotary

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    Wow, this is great info! Thank you!!!
     
  26. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Here's my version of the letter. I printed it on a sort of canvas and think it was ok. Thanks again to whitehammer for the great work on the letter and conqueror worm for the instructions on how to fold it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  27. whitehammer

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    Thanks for your kind words, you're welcome, your's has come out really nice! :D
     
  28. kurtyboy

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    Nice work you two.

    BTW if anyone was wondering, I recognize the title card font as Futura. Might be a nice thing to display with the letter.

     
  29. eerie4

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    Thanks... awesome work in accuracy
     
  30. xmr1

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    Great, this will look awesome with my lifesize Count Orlock! :)

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  31. Conqueror_Worm

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    Thanks! I've been trying to think of a good way to use that card in a display.

    Nice Orlock! Where did you get him?
     
  32. xmr1

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    It's a Mike Hill bust, painted by Streetjudge, the rest was made by me.
     
  33. whitehammer

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    That Count Orlock is horrible!! (In a good way!)
     
  34. MAKE BELIEVE

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  35. whitehammer

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    Here's the card for the letter:
     
  36. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Thank you whitehammer - the work is now "more than complete" :)
     
  37. xmr1

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    Thank you very much guys, now it's time to incorporate it in my display!

    You guys rock :)
     
  38. whitehammer

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    You're welcome! :D
     
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    Here's another poster that I've cleaned up and thought merited being added to this thread in case anyone wanted to add it to their collection of Nosferatu ephemera. ~Be warned though, It's huge!!
     
  40. MAKE BELIEVE

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    It really is huge but a great one. Thanks for all your contribution to this thread, whitehammer (y)thumbsup:thumbsup

    Remmembered to display the letter with this small bust (please excuse some lack of likeness as this was one of my early clay bust attempts...)
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  41. whitehammer

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    Continuing the Nosferatu Fest, I've created a label that would be applied to The Count's crates of earth on route to Wisborg, Also a newspaper clipping from the English version, a photo of the ship, (That may have hung on the Captains wall,) and a cleaned up version of one of the early posters for this classic. I hope you all enjoy these!! :D
     
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  42. xmr1

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    Great stuff, thanks! But the ship en route to Wisborg was the "Empusa", "Demeter" was the Dracula one.
     
  43. whitehammer

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    Thanks! All fixed!! :D
     
  44. Mr_Creepy

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    Thanks again whitehammer! :)
     
  45. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Thanks whitehammer :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  46. xmr1

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    Thanks for all, finally a piece I can ahng on my wall. That poster sat in a corner for ages...

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  47. whitehammer

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    That's very nice! Love it! :)
     
  48. xmr1

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    :) Thanks!
     
  49. MAKE BELIEVE

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    Here's a quick drawing I've made



    nosferatu drawing2.jpg cap.jpg cap2.jpg
     
  50. Amysticseer

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    Does anyone have the files for the print any longer? All the links on here are no longer active, except the images showing how to fold the finished product.
     
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