F.W. Murnau, 1922, Radiohead, 2000.
Multinational, 94 minutes.
An arthouse film tradition stemming from Toronto's Cineforum, Kid Dracula is F.W. Murnau's silent classic Nosferatu (1922) set to the music of Radiohead's landmark Kid A. The two find a middle ground in their solicitation of dread and paranoia; Radiohead's Kid A is an electronic panic attack of the modern age, and Nosferatu reclaims the tale of Dracula with the moving image.
Both innovative in their times and respective mediums, the combination is a distillation of great art's timelessness and transformative capacity.