Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity.
- Cast performance. Such folks as Dafoe, Malkovich, Izzard, and Elwes.
- Throw outs to period pieces - such as the word blocks and shuttering-in of camera to Black and white/sepia tone.
- Follows along to the Nosferatu flick pretty well.
- Pretty well done make-up effects.
- The talk about why Dracula is a sad story from the vampire's perspective is iron-clad.
- Can feel a bit slow in pace.
- Seems as though they may have taken some liberties in there as far as historically accurate depiction of events.
Well acted pick for folks looking for something a little less grating (and/or dated) than the actual Nosferatu itself. Can feel a bit slow at times, even though it doesn't actually seem to drag along at all, but provides an interesting enough tale that's a movie about making a movie. Certainly doesn't waste any time overhyping the sexiness of vampires like most the selection of blood-sucker movies out there, so there's something else to set it apart in the vampire genre.