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||IMDB Rating: 6.9/10 from R votes
||Release: 26 January 2001 (USA) /
||Genre: Drama, Horror
||Director: Steven Katz,
||Stars: Aden Gillett, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Derek Kueter, Eddie Izzard, John Malkovich, Marja-Leena Junker, Milos Hlavac, Myriam Muller, Nicholas Elliott, Norman Golightly, Ronan Vibert, Sophie Langevin, Udo Kier, Willem Dafoe
||Synopsis: Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to deal with a lot of strange things (some crew members disappeared, some died). This movie focuses on the difficult relationship between Murnau, the director, and Schreck, the lead actor. Written by Anonymous
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Every once in a while, a movie comes along that completely and maybe
consciously defies categorization, and "Shadow of the Vampire" is a great
example. It is at once a black comedy, a horror movie with a unique
setting, and a biting sendup of the art and business of moviemaking. And
the fact is that it wears each of these hats quite well, although not
necessarily at the same time.
The movie asks us to imagine: What if Max Schreck, the mysterious guy who
gave what is still considered one of the best vampire performances ever,
so well because, well, he really was a vampire? The skulking creature, we
are to imagine, was finagled into performing in "Nosferatu" for legendary
cinema pioneer F.W. Murnau. The story then follows as the crew makes the
movie dealing with all sorts of difficulties, not the least of which is
star's habit of snacking on cameramen.
Among the film's many virtues is its portrayal of filmmaking in what was
really its dawn as a form of art and commerce. People like me, who have
trouble with silent movies may gain an additional appreciation for the
and craft that went in to them, and realize that while they may seem hokey
and stylized to us now, they had a beauty and substance that was all their
own, and still is.
John Malkovich turns in a great performance as the visionary Murnau (who,
while tortured, must be a genius because he always gets it in one take).
is a characteristic Malkovich role, a rationalist given to bouts of fury,
and it is as much fun to see him discourse pretentiously on the science
art of the moving image as it is to see him pitch a fit ("Albon, a NATIVE
has wandered into my FRAME!").
The core of this movie, however, and deservedly so, is Willem Dafoe's
unforgettable portrayal of Schreck. This is not your slick-talking
Anne-Rice undead-Vogue kinda vampire. Schreck is the next thing up from a
rat, squatting in filth and clicking his claws, and Dafoe is able to
laughter as well as fear, and even pathos. He makes us imagine what a
rotten existence it must be, to have eternal life alone in a rotting ruin
and a withered body. He and Malkovich have some great scenes together,
including a sick, hilarious moment when Schreck and Murnau try to hammer
who on the crew may or may not be snacked upon (the cinematographer is
necessary, it seems, but the script girl is negotiable).
The movie functions best as a sendup of moviemaking, as the harried Murnau
must deal with temperamental actors, unfriendly locals, blood-sucking
undead, and other hazards of the movie trade. At one point, Murnau must
leave to calm the investors, a scene I really wish had been included.
of the best moments are those of the age-old creature of the night
attempting to take direction and find his "motivation." Everyone is
of Schreck, but admire the dedication that keeps him in character all the
time (he's a Method actor, explains Murnau, he studied with Stanislavsky).
The movie makes its point rather neatly, that filmmakers, and by extension
filmmaking itself, have a way of sucking the life and blood out of you.
Anyone who has ever had to shoot a movie on location will attest to
If I have a complaint about the movie, it is only that after its extreme
cleverness, it settles for a somewhat straightforward horror-style
denouement. Myself, I would have thought the vampire would end up moving
Berlin and getting an agent, a swimming pool, and a meeting with Ovitz.
Still, the movie clearly makes its point: an auteur driven by a mania for
artistic perfection can be more of a monster than something that just
in a cave and drinks blood from your neck.
Tags for Shadow of the Vampire Full Movie
, Cary Elwes
, Catherine McCormack
, Derek Kueter
, Eddie Izzard
, John Malkovich
, Marja-Leena Junker
, Milos Hlavac
, Myriam Muller
, Nicholas Elliott
, Norman Golightly
, Ronan Vibert
, Sophie Langevin
, Udo Kier
, Willem Dafoe
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