I haven’t gotten to the making of Nosferatu yet in Kinski’s autobiography, but if I had to guess I’d say that he’ll be bragging about his affair with Adjani, the costume designer, three underage extras and a nun before he gets sick, detained, committed, and into fist fights with Herzog. “Nachts ficken wir und prügeln uns.” Casting Kinski as Max Schreck was a no-brainer; I’m wondering who should play the creature in an updated 2006 version. Sacha Baron Cohen? Here’s my short film, and a clip of Herzog and Kinski during the shoot. A moody and faithful homage.
Nosferatu the Vampyre. Werner Herzog, 1979. ****