Friday, January 30, 2009

Spotlight on a Classic

Here's a little movie trivia before you begin watching an amazing classic.

The first on-screen depiction of a vampire was captured in Nosferatu. The story is based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. But the director, F.W. Murnau, couldn't secure the rights to the book. So, he changed the film's title and made some adjustments to the script. Still, many similarities between the movie and book remained and, as a result, its film company shut down after the movie's completion in an attempt to avoid a copyright infringement suit. Years later, the movie Shadow of a Vampire paid homage to the stunning black and white - another great vampire flick starring William Defoe and John Malkovich.

Enjoy the film! It also features a brief introduction:

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