The first meeting between Orlok and Hutter has been shown in a sequence where Hutter had to travel to Carpathis so that he could meet him. This historic meeting has been shown with the presence of a prominent inter title, where the actual crossing which happened between the real world and the world of nightmares have been shown with a boundary, which was an innovative way to take the story forward. They expressed this as “… the time when the bridge was crossed, it was the phantoms who met him”. Upon the glimpse as portrayed in the story, the portrait of Ellen, Orlok looks out and walks away are carrying a stash of coffins which are mostly filled with earth, towards the Black Sea from the sides of Versa (Brosnon, 1976). He wanted to go to Bremen which has been referred to as Wisborg in the movie, in the Northern parts of Germany. This entire epical journey was continued in the sea and the vast distance covered geographically has been found to diminish in the subsequent Dracula movies, as this distance has been shown to be covered through air travels and other paths of telecommunication.
The various conventions which will lead to the establishment of Vampire like background have been successfully created in this movie. For instance, the thirst of the Vampire for drinking blood, Sunlight’s energy and power to destroy different creatures, and phenomenon of vampirism are used as a metaphor for describing sexuality, xenophobia and contagion respectively.
In spite of the hideous character of Orlok as displayed, the character of Mina has been shown to sacrifice herself to him without any form of erotic aspects, which have been kept absent with that of her human form of husband. The best thing in this movie is the use of light (Hantke, 2004). The innovative application of the well known concept is that Dracula cannot survive in night has been nicely brought out in this movie. They have described that after sunrise the Count Ornok will die if exposed to sunlight. In order to substantiate this claim, they have shown a feature where Mina has been found to submit herself to the humanly desires of Count Ornok.
The condition was that this vampire, before sunrise was unable to tear out himself from Mina’s neck. Just like other vampires and monsters, Orlock is shown to be finally undone by his humanly desires of life.
Thus, a series of changes and alterations were done. Vampire’s name was changed from Count Dracula into Count Orlock along with the alterations of different other characters (Dionisio, 2014). The aspects of expressionism and comparison with modern day vampires have created a different sense of beauty in the movie. Count Orcock’s figure has been described just opposite to what it was for Count Dracula. He has been described as handsome and gentle in nature, probably to give out a more humanly form as against the original large sized ugly looking Dracula.