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Aug 31 11 11:45 PM
It appears that Dreyer also said a lot of silly crap (it was a reaction to films like Dracula … even though Dracula had not been released when he did Vampyr) that muddied the waters.Just getting back to an old thread ...I don't think Dreyer has ever referred to Dracula and definitely not in connection to making Vampyr. Even though Dreyer's film premiered later than Browning's, it predates that film production wise. Dreyer concocted the idea for Vampyr already in 1929 and filmed it around the beginning of April to October 1930 (Dracula was filmed end of September to November in the same year). It was edited the following couple of months and a silent work print was shown for a small audience by the end of 1930. According to Dreyer his inspirations for the movie were French avant-garde artists of the 1920's, older artists like Goya, and of course literature like Sheridan Le Fanu. He did mention something to the extent that vampires were in fashion at the time but it's not clear what he had in mind - perhaps the 'Dracula' stage plays and London After Midnight.
It appears that Dreyer also said a lot of silly crap (it was a reaction to films like Dracula … even though Dracula had not been released when he did Vampyr) that muddied the waters.
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Mar 30 13 1:22 AM
oregan wrote:How would you define "masterpiece"? Isn't it very subjective?
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jamesenstein31 wrote:I've had a few hamburgers that were masterpieces.
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todmichel wrote:jamesenstein31 wrote:I've had a few hamburgers that were masterpieces.Beware! if Oregan see your post he will ask you how you definite a masterpiece.
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jamesenstein31 wrote:I loved it. I consider it a nightmare on film. There's been no film with the kind of dread atmosphere that this one has in spades. Truly one of a kind.http://monstermania-batca...7/nightmare-on-film.html
Mar 31 13 5:17 PM
todmichel wrote:oregan wrote:How would you define "masterpiece"? Isn't it very subjective?Of course it's subjective, but I just mentioned that this word was used for "Vampyr" in a quantity of sources in past decades, it's not due to the current overuse of this word. Nowadays, even a hamburger can be qualified as "genial"...
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