Nosferatu (1922)

While not an official adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, NOSFERATU still finds all sorts of interesting ways to render aspects of the novel cinematically. Where the book was an epistolary novel, the film uses collages of documents of various sources as intertitles. The weirdness of the forest near Dracula’s castle isn’t conveyed through prose, but…

The Irishman (2019)

THE IRISHMAN starts with a very elderly Robert de Niro in a nursing home. It burrows away into all sorts of different timelines – scenes in the 1950s with a Kodachrome look, 60s with Ektachrome, 1970s with a silver layer, the 1980s and onward desaturated, the present-day scenes shot on film. And those scenes were…