AMOH - Episode #3 - Shadow of the Vampire (Pt. 2)

Michael King

by Michael King

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Shadow of the Vampire is a 2000 imaginative drama film directed by E. Elias Merhige and written by Steven Katz, and starring John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, and Udo Kier. The film is a fictionalized account of the making of the classic vampire film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, directed by F. W. Murnau, in which the film crew begin to have disturbing suspicions about their lead actor. The film borrows the techniques of silent films, including the use of intertitles to explain elided action and iris lenses.[1] The scenes of Nosferatu being filmed are shot in black and white, the film was nominated for Two Academy Awards which it lost to Traffic and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, respectively.