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Nosferatu (1922) Poster

(1922)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

In the English language version, modern watermarks show through the pages of the supposedly ancient "Book of the Vampires".
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Character error 

(at around 52 mins) The captain of the ship carrying Nosferatu ties himself to the wheel with a 'granny knot' (which may slip loose), rather than the correct sailors 'reef knot'.
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Continuity 

When Hutter sits down on the bed at the inn to read the book about Nosferatu the Vampire, a piece of paper can be seen appearing and then disappearing in the lower left corner of the screen.
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When Nosferatu emerges from the ships hull, the wooden "hatch/door" is not attached to anything. Moments later a large arm hinge is suddenly attached to the right side.
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When they find the dead ship captain, his eyes are half open in one shot but closed in the next.
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After Ellen finishes reading Hutter's letter on the beach, she crumples the paper in her hands. In the next shot the letter is whole again.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Hutter is going to bed in his room at the inn, a waving arm of a crew member (holding some piece of cloth) can be seen at the far right corner.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Hutter is writing his letter to Ellen in Count Orlok's castle, the paper that he is meant to be writing on is clearly blank throughout the scene.
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When Orlok has loaded the crates onto the cart, he climbs into the last one and the lid "levitates" into place. This magic trick is achieved by stop-motion animation, but the cart horses do not hold their position and shatter the illusion (their heads jerk about completely unnaturally while the lid is in motion).
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