History Film / ShadowOfTheVampire

18th Nov '17 12:58:54 AM SonofMechaMummy
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* SanitySlippage: Murnau. [[spoiler:In the end, he's so consumed by his vision for the film that after Schreck kills Fritz and Grau, he actually offers direction to Grau's lifeless body.]]
15th Nov '17 1:32:37 AM Fireblood
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade Well, to begin, Max Shreck probably wasn't a vampire...

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Well, to begin, begin with, Max Shreck probably wasn't a vampire...



** Schreck comments that he cannot make other vampires (whether he is physically limited himself or just doesn't know how to is unclear), [[IDoNotDrinkWine drinks alcohol]] in more than one occasion (and gets drunk by it), can feed on animals, and while he refuses to board a ship he manages to reach an island by plane (thus passing over moving water).

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** Schreck comments that he cannot make other vampires (whether he is physically limited himself or just doesn't know how to is unclear), [[IDoNotDrinkWine drinks alcohol]] in on more than one occasion (and gets drunk by it), can feed on animals, and while he refuses to board a ship he manages to reach an island by plane (thus passing over moving water).
2nd Sep '17 7:55:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Max Shreck is portrayed as an actual vampire, so he's ''really'' not acting as Count Orlok.


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* CastTheExpert: [[invoked]] Satirized. Murnau decides there's no better person to play a vampire than a real one. This ends up causing havok for his production of ''Nosferatu'' when Max Shreck keeps killing other members of the crew.
12th Jun '17 9:10:47 PM nombretomado
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* AcademyAward: Two nominations, including a deserved one for Willem Dafoe (Schreck).
14th May '17 11:24:48 AM drbreakfast
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In 1922, shooting outdoors at night simply wasn't possible with the film stocks and cameras available, and in fact all of the night scenes in the actual ''Nosferatu'' were obviously shot [[HollywoodDarkness day-for-night]] for this reason. However, it serves the "Max Schreck was a vampire" narrative better to pretend these scenes were shot at night.
25th Feb '17 3:50:08 PM nombretomado
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* GratuitousGerman: HerrDoktor, Herr Doktor, Herr Doktor, Ja...
** Also, EddieIzzard as Gustav. He basically uses the same German accent he uses for his stand up routine about the Heimmlich Manoeuvre.

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* GratuitousGerman: GratuitousGerman:
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HerrDoktor, Herr Doktor, Herr Doktor, Ja...
** Also, EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard as Gustav. He basically uses the same German accent he uses for his stand up routine about the Heimmlich Manoeuvre.
9th Sep '16 2:54:11 PM BatmanKalEl
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* BaldOfEvil
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9th Sep '16 8:37:53 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
-->'''Murnau:''' Why would you possibly want to be in a play when you could be in a film?\\
'''Greta:''' [[spoiler: An audience gives me life. This... thing only takes it from me.]]
9th Sep '16 8:35:00 AM AnotherGuy
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*** The two crew members' reaction to Max plucking a bat out of the air and greedily eating it is: "What an actor!"
19th Jul '16 2:32:41 AM MadSpy
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* AcademyAward: Two nominations, including a deserved one for Willem Dafoe (Schrek).

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* AcademyAward: Two nominations, including a deserved one for Willem Dafoe (Schrek).(Schreck).



* BadBadActing: Schreck is hyped up as an insanely dedicated method actor who toured with a prestigious company. However, his actual performance is stilted line readings, dialog screwups and looking at the camera. Of course, it makes sense because he isn't really an actor and was cast for the overwhelming creepiness and legitmacy he brought to the role.

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* BadBadActing: Schreck is hyped up as an insanely dedicated method actor who toured with a prestigious company. However, his actual performance is stilted line readings, dialog screwups and looking at the camera. Of course, it makes sense because he isn't really an actor and was cast for the overwhelming creepiness and legitmacy legitimacy he brought to the role.



* BreakingAndBloodsucking: Played with. Schrek doesn't attack Greta in her room, it's a movie set, the bedroom from the climax of Nosferatu. Per the arrangement with Murnau, Schrek only receives his payment for playing "himself" in the movie in the scene were Orlok feeds on Ellen.

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* BreakingAndBloodsucking: Played with. Schrek Schreck doesn't attack Greta in her room, it's a movie set, the bedroom from the climax of Nosferatu. Per the arrangement with Murnau, Schrek Schreck only receives his payment for playing "himself" in the movie in the scene were Orlok feeds on Ellen.
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