Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

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The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

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  • Gustav & Max
  • Murnau & Schreck
  • Willem Dafoe at an event for Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • Willem Dafoe stars as Max Schreck/Count Orlock
  • Jennifer Blanc-Biehn at an event for Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • John Malkovich stars as F.W. Murnau

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Director:

E. Elias Merhige

Writer:

Steven Katz

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24 March 2003 | posh_mcgraw
forever one of my favorites!
Disclaimer: It really helps you to understand and appreciate this film if you have an interest in or knowlege of early cinema or Germany or the film "Nosferatu". I have watched it 5+ times and i find something new everytime~.

If you're looking for a horror movie, that's not what SOTV is. You'll probably be bored or dissapointed. The strength of this film is the dialogue and interacion betw. the characters (IMHO)

John Malkovich is F.W. Marnau, the great german director of the 20s and Willem Dafoe plays Max Schreck, the Nosferatu of Marnau's classic. This film chronicles the making of this kooky and classic film. It's not a literal interpertation though. (at least i hope not)

The characters were supposed to be German, but each spoke in their own unique tongue. In particular, John Malkovich's Marnau spoke in the same hybrid accent Malkie uses in every movie.

Cary Elwes-- I don't know what kind of accent he had, but it was fantastic. His swashbuckling camera-whiz is a bright light of raw sexuality in this otherwise darkly comic venture.

This isn't a funny movie, but it definitely has its comic moments. Pay attenion to Malkie's passionate soliloquies...they are hilarious. And Dafoe is just classic. The interaction between the two makes the movie.

Anyone whose been to film school or art school knows kids who are just like Malkie's obsessed "you're overwhelming my composition!" director.

This film is quite an experience. And i will never tire of watching it.

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