This collection of graphic novels was created to honor the great classic films, which are now in the public domain. Many are unaware, or have heard or yet, seen at some point and scored. This collection privileges the narrative of each film, ensuring the highest fidelity to the images (scenarios and characters) and the original scripts. Most of the titles chosen are of silent films, but with themes / scripts / works that until today are references, at the same time, that are redone in modern versions, without the purity of the originals.
"Graphic novel in 3 volumes with over 270 pages.
Woman in the Moon is a 1929 German science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou (his wife at the time) in collaboration with Lang.
The visionary scientist Professor Mannfeldt wrote a treatise claiming that there was likely to be a lot of gold on the Moon, for which he was ridiculed by his colleagues. Your friend Helius recognizes the value of the teacher's work. However, an unscrupulous businessman named Turner also has an interest in the professor's theory. Meanwhile, Helius' assistant Windegger announces his engagement to Helius' assistant Friede, whom he, Helius, secretly loves.
After meeting Professor Mannfeldt, Helius is assaulted by gang thugs. They steal the research Professor Mannfeldt had entrusted to Helius and also raid Helius' house, taking other valuable material. Turner then presents Helius with an ultimatum: they know he's planning a trip to the Moon; either he includes him, or he will sabotage your rocket. Explosions... Twists... Lots of action...
Several curiosities surround this work, one of them is that it was believed at the time that the Moon had a breathable atmosphere (according to the theories of the Danish astronomer Peter Andreas Hansen, mentioned at the beginning of the film). It was also the first time that a staged rocket was shown. It was the last silent film directed by Fritz Lang and decidedly a reference for filmmakers to come later.
In 3 volumes of over 300 pages this graphic novel is based on Metropolis, a classic silent movie. Metropolis is a 1927 German science-fiction movie directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou (his wife at the time) in collaboration with Lang. In a dystopian future (seen nowadays not so dystopian) Metropolis is a futuristic city controlled by high-rise towers by wealthy industrialists and business tycoons, while workers live and work underground operating the large machines that feed the city. Where Freder, the son of the wealthy city master Joh Fredersen, lives Mary, a holy figure for the workers, yet Rotwang the inventor discovers Maria and uses her to transpose his image and mind to his newly created robot. However, the robot will subvert riches by lust and desire and mobilize workers for rebellion, as well as try to destroy Metropolis.
In 2 volumes of over 140 pages this graphic novel opens the production of graphic novels based on silent classic films. Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu - Symphony of Horrors) is a 1922 German film in five acts, (in this graphic novel in 2 acts), directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. Henrik Gallen's script is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, so the names of characters and places have changed. The silent film tells the story of Count Orlok, a vampire from the Carpathian Mountains, who falls madly in love by Ellen, the wife of the young realtor Hutter, who goes to the Carpathians to offer a property to the count. Count Orlok, (Nosferatu), takes the terror to the city of Wisborg, while going after Ellen and causes that many think to be the plague...