I wanted to let you know that we released our list of the best reviewed vampire films of all time, and your version of Nosferatu was number three.
: "Ah, and which is number one and two?"
The original Nosferatu...
: "Oh yeah, that has to be number one, of course."
...and Let the Right One In.
: "It's okay. I do not need to occupy number two, three, four, and five."
What was the impulse to remake Nosferatu?
: "Well, I needed to connect to the great films of the grandfather generation, because our parents, our father generation, was a complete disaster and many of them sided with the barbarism of the Nazis. Somehow, you can only really make films embedded in the history of your own culture, and history was disrupted dramatically by the most barbaric regime you can ever find anywhere. So for me it was important to get some solid ground under my feet, connect with the grandfathers, connect with the greatest of them, and in my opinion, the greatest of great films is Nosferatu by [F.W.] Murnau, which I should include in the greatest five films of all time."