Murnau's "Nosferatu" is to seethe vampire movie before it had really seen itself. Most people would agree with the dictionary definition that no noise is silence but Cage believed that silence is sound. In Nosferatu, the ending is bittersweet, but a sacrifice had to be made for the victory, for the greater good.
He arrives, after killing all on board the ship, and his ultimate goal is to find Ellen whom he caught a glimpse of in a photo Hutter brought with him. Count Orlok needs blood for sustenance, and does not create new vampires.
The suites have a foreword and descriptive programmatic material. The film opens with an establishing scene to help tie in the events of the movie in which the audience witnesses the creation of Count Dracula also referred to as Prince Vlad.
The lack of immediate international distribution of Nosferatu prevented Erdmann from widely promulgating his ideas about film music which were based on the operatic tradition.
Cage was not only a great composer but is known for his odd perspective and philosophy on silence and sound. He speaks eloquently and with a thick Romanian accent. In the latter, heroes have no modern amenities; Hutter must even communicate with his wife via letters carried on horseback; no telephones or automobiles to speak of in Wisborg!