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Movie Essay

  • Submitted by: nybat
  • on April 26, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 450 words

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Below is an essay on "Movie" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

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

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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

Love, Happiness, Anger, Fear and Death. The work of the

cinematographers embellish these...

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