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Shadow of the Vampire

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by E. Elias Merhige

E. Elias Mehrige's SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE explores the fictional premise that the star of director F.W. Murnau's 1922 German expressionist horror film, NOSFERATU, was an actual vampire. When the dictatorial Murnau (John Malkovich) sets about filming … see full wiki

Director: E. Elias Merhige
Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Shadow of the Vampire
review by . June 12, 2011
If E. Elias Merhige and ten other filmmakers who shared his devotion to quality, attention to detail and reverence for the medium were granted a fraction of the attention, funds and freedom that spoiled, popular hacks like Bay, Ratner and Abrams enjoy, they'd surely generate enough good films to elevate American cinema to a level it hasn't reached in over thirty years. Unfortunately, Merhige is currently relegated to helming mainstream dreck when he isn't making shorts, but if he never …
review by . August 09, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: one great vampire!     Cons: none, refuse to acknowledge this section     The Bottom Line: Why not?           This is creepingly great John Malkovich in a truly demented role as film maker F. W. Murnau.       Things I really liked about this movie: the stark black and white scenes; the use of the old camera and our ability to view thru the lens of the camera; the occasional burst of color that …
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