History Film / ShadowOfTheVampire

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.
6th May '16 4:57:16 AM AnotherGuy
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* AcademyAward: Two nominations, including a deserved one for Willem Dafoe (Schrek).
6th May '16 4:53:54 AM AnotherGuy
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first appearance of Shreck. Few vampires have ever made a more frightening entrance - and it's exactly the same as it was in the actual ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.
6th May '16 4:50:10 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Max Schreck:''' He has to feed him, when he himself hasn't eaten food in centuries. Can he even remember how to buy bread? How to select cheese and wine? And then he remembers the rest of it. How to prepare a meal, how to make a bed. He remembers his first glory, his armies, his retainers, and what he is reduced to. The loneliest part of the book comes when the man accidentally sees Dracula setting his table.
14th Apr '16 6:45:07 PM Mdumas43073
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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 [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:allow his crew to be murdered in order to create a film masterpiece.]]
14th Apr '16 6:44:43 PM Mdumas43073
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Malkovich plays Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau, the German director who sets out to make his most identifiable film, ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens.'' To make his somewhat lawyer-friendly take on {{Dracula}}, he hires the mysterious Max Shreck to play the vampire Count Orlock. Murnau knows that Schreck is a real-life vampire, and he's hired the actor to ensure a real-life performance. [[{{Pun}} But, he's really bitten off more than he can chew this time]]...

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Malkovich plays Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau, the German director who sets out to make his most identifiable film, ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens.'' Grauens'', in 1922. To make his somewhat lawyer-friendly take on {{Dracula}}, he hires the mysterious Max Shreck to play the vampire Count Orlock. Murnau knows that Schreck is a real-life vampire, and he's hired the actor to ensure a real-life performance. [[{{Pun}} But, he's really bitten off more than he can chew this time]]...
14th Apr '16 6:38:40 PM Mdumas43073
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Malkovich plays Creator/FWMurnau, the German director who sets out to make his most identifiable film, ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens.'' To make his somewhat lawyer-friendly take on {{Dracula}}, he hires the mysterious Max Shreck to play the vampire Count Orlock. Murnau knows that Schreck is a real-life vampire, and he's hired the actor to ensure a real-life performance. [[{{Pun}} But, he's really bitten off more than he can chew this time]]...

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Malkovich plays Creator/FWMurnau, Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau, the German director who sets out to make his most identifiable film, ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens.'' To make his somewhat lawyer-friendly take on {{Dracula}}, he hires the mysterious Max Shreck to play the vampire Count Orlock. Murnau knows that Schreck is a real-life vampire, and he's hired the actor to ensure a real-life performance. [[{{Pun}} But, he's really bitten off more than he can chew this time]]...
14th Apr '16 6:38:01 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''F.W. Murnau''': I will not allow you to destroy my picture!

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->'''F. W. Murnau''': I will not allow you to destroy my picture!



Malkovich plays F.W. Murnau, the German director who sets out to make his most identifiable film, ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens.'' To make his somewhat lawyer-friendly take on {{Dracula}}, he hires the mysterious Max Shreck to play the vampire Count Orlock. Murnau knows that Schreck is a real-life vampire, and he's hired the actor to ensure a real-life performance. [[{{Pun}} But, he's really bitten off more than he can chew this time]]...

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Malkovich plays F.W. Murnau, Creator/FWMurnau, the German director who sets out to make his most identifiable film, ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens.'' To make his somewhat lawyer-friendly take on {{Dracula}}, he hires the mysterious Max Shreck to play the vampire Count Orlock. Murnau knows that Schreck is a real-life vampire, and he's hired the actor to ensure a real-life performance. [[{{Pun}} But, he's really bitten off more than he can chew this time]]...
14th Apr '16 6:33:48 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''F.W. Murnau''': ''I will not allow you to destroy my picture!''
->'''Max Schreck''': ''This is hardly your picture any longer.''

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->'''F.W. Murnau''': ''I I will not allow you to destroy my picture!''
picture!
->'''Max Schreck''': ''This This is hardly your picture any longer.''
longer.
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.
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