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YMMV: Shadow of the Vampire
  • Doing It for the Art: Murnau's excuse, though he uses the words For Science!.
  • Enforced Method Acting: 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"
  • Fatal Method Acting: Schreck is a real vampire, thus disintegrates when his character is killed via sunlight.
    • Happens to several members of the cast and production crew.
  • Narm: Some of Schreck's expressions and gestures go over the top, mildly speaking.
  • Newer Than They Think: One of the characters puts Murnau along with Eisenstein as one of the greatest directors of all time... despite Eisenstein not having directed any film yet in 1921.
  • Squick: Shreck plucks a bat out of the air mid flight, bites it's head off and drains it's blood. The look on his drinking buddies' faces says it all.
  • Tearjerker: Schreck's impressions of the novel, Dracula, as he describes it as a sad story about a Romanian Lord reduced to a lonely undead monster.

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