Carl Theodor Dreyer Christen Jul J. Sheridan Le Fanu
- Title: Writing Vampyr
- Author: Carl Theodor Dreyer Christen Jul J. Sheridan Le Fanu
- ISBN: null
- Page: 338
- Format: Paperback
A bonus on the Criterion Collection set for Carl Theodor Dreyer s Vampyr includes his screenplay of the 1932 film Vampyr as well as Sheridan Le Fanu s Carmilla the novella from In a Glass Darkly that was the main inspiration for the film, and one of the cornerstones of the vampire subgenre.
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Using the influences of both Dracula and Carmilla, Dreyer creates a mix of unexpected encounters, unrequited love and death that acts more like a disease then a turning. The film was a bit on the artsy side for me, but the screenplay explained certain elements that were rather confusing in the film. The stylised manner really comes through in the silence and cinematography, yet the script is fairy precise in what it wants to achieve: a chilling tale where the truth and the culprits are not so ea [...]
I read this book, as well as the liner essays, to coincide with a post on a blog I am writing with my wife called "before we die films" on Wordpress where we discuss the relevance and impact that the "1001 films to see before you die" has on us. This book (and essays) contained a great deal of material that all had separate sort of things to say about them, and our review for the film is over at the blog. The screenplay First, the screenplay to Vampyr was excellent. It was well written and inter [...]
This edition includes the screenplay the the film Vampyr (1932) by Carl Theodor Dreyer and Christen Jul, and the short story Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu. I only read Carmilla and plan on reading the screenplay after I watch the film. I haven't read many vampire stories but this is definitely one I'll remember- particularly the ending. It is a short story so there's not a whole lot to say about it. The writing was easy to read, the language was interesting. At first I didn't know whether the nar [...]
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