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Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  26 January 2001 (USA)
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The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible.

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Fritz Arno Wagner
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Aden Gillett ...
Henrik Galeen
Nicholas Elliott ...
Paul (as Nicholas Elliot)
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Wolfgang Müller
Sophie Langevin ...
Elke
Myriam Muller ...
Maria
Milos Hlavac ...
Innkeeper (as Milos Hlavak)
Marja-Leena Junker ...
Innkeeper's Wife
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Norman Golightly ...
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Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to deal with a lot of strange things (some crew members disappeared, some died). This movie focuses on the difficult relationship between Murnau, the director, and Schreck, the lead actor. Written by Anonymous

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An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity.

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Drama | Horror

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Rated R for some sexuality, drug content, violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Burned to Light  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£42,539 (UK) (2 February 2001)

Gross:

$8,279,017 (USA) (30 March 2001)
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Trivia

Willem Dafoe was hired as The Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002) after the producers watched his performance in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Greta is lying on the bed looking in the mirror at herself and terrified that Max Schreck has no reflection in the mirror, her own movements do not match with her movements that are reflected in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Max Schreck: I would like some makeup.
F.W. Murnau: Well, you don't get any.
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Crazy Credits

Credits end with the sounds of the camera filming and of the phonograph which set the mood for the actors. See more »

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References Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Tristan Und Isolde - Overture
Written by Richard Wagner
Courtesy of KPM Music Limited
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Dafoe was great. The movie was dull.
17 June 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dafoe's acting prowess was well wasted on this movie. Very dull as there were so many scenes that dragged on agonizingly. This movie is not for movie fans, but rather for movie actors, critics, directors and the like. You can easily find a better thing to do than watch this movie.


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