History Film / ShadowOfTheVampire

14th Nov '15 11:36:17 PM nombretomado
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Everyone involved with filmmaking will recognize the film as one big metaphor for film production itself. RogerEbert noticed this in his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20010126/REVIEWS/101260302/1023 review]]: -->'''RogerEbert:''' Schreck muses aloud, "I do not think we need . . . the writer . . ." Scenes like this work as inside comedy, but they also have a practical side: The star is hungry, and because he is the star, he can make demands. This would not be the first time a star has eaten a writer alive.
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Everyone involved with filmmaking will recognize the film as one big metaphor for film production itself. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert noticed this in his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20010126/REVIEWS/101260302/1023 review]]: -->'''RogerEbert:''' -->'''Creator/RogerEbert:''' Schreck muses aloud, "I do not think we need . . . the writer . . ." Scenes like this work as inside comedy, but they also have a practical side: The star is hungry, and because he is the star, he can make demands. This would not be the first time a star has eaten a writer alive.
8th Jun '15 11:52:24 AM Morgenthaler
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''Shadow of the Vampire'' is a 2000 film directed by E. Elias Merhige, starring Creator/JohnMalkovich and Willem Dafoe.
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''Shadow of the Vampire'' is a 2000 film directed by E. Elias Merhige, starring Creator/JohnMalkovich and Willem Dafoe.Creator/WillemDafoe.
31st Dec '14 6:27:13 PM nombretomado
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''Shadow of the Vampire'' is a 2000 film directed by E. Elias Merhige, starring JohnMalkovich and Willem Dafoe.
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''Shadow of the Vampire'' is a 2000 film directed by E. Elias Merhige, starring JohnMalkovich Creator/JohnMalkovich and Willem Dafoe.
25th Dec '14 9:01:39 PM KilosBlackfield
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** F.W. Murnau's perfectionist tendencies are also played up for the film. While it's true that he, like other directors of {{German Expressionism}}, had strict control over his set, he certainly didn't [[spolier: allow his crew to be murdered in order to create a film masterpiece.]]
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** F.W. Murnau's perfectionist tendencies are also played up for the film. While it's true that he, like other directors of {{German Expressionism}}, had strict control over his set, he certainly didn't [[spolier: allow didn't [[spoiler:allow his crew to be murdered in order to create a film masterpiece.]]
25th Dec '14 9:00:02 PM KilosBlackfield
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Correcting a stupid error (of myself)
** F.W. Murnau's perfectionist tendencies are also played up for the film. While it's true that he, like other directors of {{GermanExpressionism}}, had strict control over his set, he certainly didn't [[spolier:allow his crew to be murdered in order to create a film masterpiece.]]
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** F.W. Murnau's perfectionist tendencies are also played up for the film. While it's true that he, like other directors of {{GermanExpressionism}}, {{German Expressionism}}, had strict control over his set, he certainly didn't [[spolier:allow [[spolier: allow his crew to be murdered in order to create a film masterpiece.]]
25th Dec '14 8:58:55 PM KilosBlackfield
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade Well, to begin, Max Shreck probably wasn't a vampire... ** He was noted as being rather solitary by his contemporaries, but he certainly wasn't implicated in anything such as [[spoiler:murder or bloodsucking.]] ** F.W. Murnau's perfectionist tendencies are also played up for the film. While it's true that he, like other directors of {{GermanExpressionism}}, had strict control over his set, he certainly didn't [[spolier:allow his crew to be murdered in order to create a film masterpiece.]]
21st Dec '14 6:42:55 PM KilosBlackfield
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"There is no Max Shreck."]]
10th Oct '14 7:50:55 PM Gaon
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* DoingItForTheArt: Murnau's excuse InUniverse, though he uses the words ForScience. * EnforcedMethodActing: The end result of having to work with an actual bloodsucker InUniverse. Murnau even lampshades it: -->"They don't need to act. They need to '''be'''" ** "Consider this a ''sacrifice'' for your art" * FatalMethodActing: [[spoiler:Schreck is a real vampire InUniverse, thus disintegrates when his character is killed via sunlight.]] ** Happens to several members of the cast and production crew.
7th Oct '14 8:12:09 PM Bonerfart
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Schreck reads the book ''{{Dracula}}'' in order to study for his role, and is saddened by the scene where Dracula leaves a meal for Jonathon Harker, and remembers when he used to have servants to do such tasks for him, which reminds him of when he had a wife, family, estates etc, whereas now he's just a scavenger living in a ruined castle.
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Schreck reads the book ''{{Dracula}}'' in order to study for his role, and is saddened by the scene where Dracula leaves a meal for Jonathon Jonathan Harker, and remembers when he used to have servants to do such tasks for him, which reminds him of when he had a wife, family, estates etc, whereas estates, etc., and now he's just a lonely scavenger living squatting in a ruined castle.
24th Jul '14 5:07:08 AM FuzzyBoots
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Moving to YMMV
* DoingItForTheArt: Murnau's excuse, though he uses the words ForScience. * EnforcedMethodActing: The end result of having to work with an actual bloodsucker. Murnau even lampshades it: -->"They don't need to act. They need to '''be'''" ** "Consider this a ''sacrifice'' for your art" * FatalMethodActing: [[spoiler:Schreck is a real vampire, thus disintegrates when his character is killed via sunlight.]] ** Happens to several members of the cast and production crew.
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