Movie Essay

450 WordsApr 27, 20112 Pages
Nosferatu, Vampire, Dracula. These are the names of cursed a man who has appeared in stories. The stories explain how the man became a monster and how he lives his cruel life. This story of “Dracula” was created by Irish novelist Bram Stoker in the early nineteen hundreds. F.W Murnau directed a film in the nineteen twenty’s called Nosferatu:A Symphony of Horror. This was a silent German film based on Bram Stokers Dracula. In the era when Nosferatu was created they did not have the rights to take Bram Stokers novel and produce a film. These film makers decided to change the name Dracula to Nosferatu which is mostly perceived as Undead, or vampire. How ever, this word is not in the Romanian dictionary. Later in nineteen seventy-nine Werner Herzog remade Nosferatu. In the year two thousand a horror film named Shadow of The Vampire was released. This film was directed by E. Elias Merhige also featuring the talented actors John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. Shadow of The Vampire takes us back to nineteen twenty Germany. John Malkovich plays the role of director F.W Murnau. He travels to a very 2 rural area of Germany in search of Count Orlok (Count Dracula) to make his film. In this movie the person who plays the vampire, is not an actor. He is a monster who lives in a castle. Willem Dafoe plays the role of Count Orlok(Count Dracula).He is a bloodthirsty monster who makes a deal with the director to shoot a film. Although the actors performances are great, the cinematography brings you on the scene. The various lighting techniques and camera operations emits the moods of the story. The Dracula story consists of

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