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Shadow of the Vampire ()


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The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

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Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
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Max Schreck
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Albin Grau
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Fritz Arno Wagner
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Greta Schröder
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Gustav von Wangenheim
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Henrik Galeen (as John Aden Gillet)
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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Reporter 1
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Reporter 2
Patrick Hastert ...
Reporter 3
Sascha Ley ...
Drunken Woman (as Sacha Ley)
Marie-Paule von Roesgen ...
Old Woman (as Marie Paule Van Roesgen)
Jean-Claude Croes ...
Murnau's Crew (as Jean Claude Croes)
Christophe Chrompin ...
Murnau's Crew (as Christophe Crompin)
Graham Johnston ...
Murnau's Crew
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Murnau's Crew
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Micheline (uncredited)
Radica Jovicic ...
Murnau's Crew (uncredited)
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Count Orlok (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Thomas Hutter (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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E. Elias Merhige

Written by

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Steven Katz ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Brooks ... executive producer
Nicolas Cage ... producer
Jimmy de Brabant ... co-producer (as Jimmy De Brabant)
Norman Golightly ... associate producer (as Norm Golightly)
Alan Howden ... executive producer
Richard Johns ... co-producer
Jeff Levine ... producer
Jean-Claude Schlim ... line producer (as Jean Claude Schlim)
Orian Williams ... associate producer

Music by

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Dan Jones

Cinematography by

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Lou Bogue ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Chris Wyatt

Editorial Department

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Milfid Ellis ... associate editor (as Milly Ellis)
John Heath ... grader: Deluxe Film Laboratories
David Trezise ... laboratory liaison: Deluxe Film Laboratories (as David Tresize)
George Koran ... telecine colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Carl Proctor

Production Design by

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Assheton Gorton

Art Direction by

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Chris Bradley ... (as Christopher Bradley)

Costume Design by

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Caroline de Vivaise ... (as Caroline De Vivaise)

Makeup Department

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Ann Buchanan ... hair designer / makeup designer
Pauline Fowler ... prosthetics maker/supervisor / special makeup designer
Emma Ginnett ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Marliess Hupperts ... additional hair stylist (as Marlyss Huppertz) / additional makeup artist (as Marlyss Huppertz)
Giacomo Iovino ... chief mold maker (as Jamie Iovino)
Marie-Claire Junker ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Julian Murray ... prosthetics designer/sculptor / special makeup designer
Peter Owen ... wigmaker: Mr. Malkovich
Katja Reinert-Alexis ... hair stylist (as Katja Alexis) / makeup artist (as Katja Alexis)
Amber Sibley ... prosthetics applier
David Stoneman ... foam technician
Alexandra Stumm ... prosthetics assistant
Leendert Van Nimwegen ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Stephen Barker ... post-production supervisor
Jean-Claude Schlim ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward Brett ... first assistant director
Emilie Cherpitel ... trainee third assistant director
Jamie Christopher ... second assistant director
Lee Cleary ... first assistant director: first week
Laurence Rexter-Baker ... third assistant director
Dominique Westaway ... trainee third assistant director

Art Department

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Mattieu Andre ... additional carpenter
Shino Arihara ... storyboard artist
Özkan Arslan ... dressing prop trainee (as Özkam Arslan)
Marce Barros ... construction crew (as Marcel Barros)
Pat Berrend ... art department runner/trainee (as Pia Berrend)
Paul Biwer ... special propmaker
Stephanie Blondel ... assistant painter
Isabelle Brosius ... assistant painter
Hughes de Maere ... construction crew (as Hughes De Maere)
Nicolas de Maere ... construction manager (as Nicholas De Maere)
Dermot Donegan ... assistant carpenter
Betty Durst ... props buyer
Bernard Ferrandis ... construction crew
Kirsten Garbade ... assistant art director
Colin Gilder ... art department assistant
Annabelle Giorgetti ... art department runner/trainee
Gus Gouldsbrough ... additional art department assistant (as Anthony Goulsbrough)
Thierry Gratien ... construction crew
Rosie Hardwick ... assistant art director
Neil Hearfield ... assistant painter
W.D. Hogan ... storyboard artist (as David Hogan)
Jill Robertson Kibbey ... props buyer (as Jill Robertson)
Claude Lambert ... assistant carpenter
David Lambert ... additional carpenter
Allan Lane ... storyboard artist
Claude Lickes ... additional carpenter
Oliver Möller ... dressing prop trainee (as Oliver Moller)
Edouard Pallardy ... Head painter: credit / scenic painter
Paddy Patterson ... construction crew
Caryne Portevin ... construction coordinator
Olivier Printz ... additional carpenter
Tiffany Rodenfels ... dressing props
Alex Ruetten ... graphic design assistant
Christina Schaffer ... art department assistant
Vincent Schilder ... dressing props
Jean-Marc Scholloert ... assistant carpenter
Laurent Schuster ... assistant painter
Pascale Smidt ... assistant carpenter
Véronique Souques ... set dresser
Fabrice Spelta ... art department trainee
Otfried Suppin ... buyer / props consultant
Goran Tulac ... additional art department assistant
Dan Urbin ... dressing props
Nicholas Wagner ... construction stand-by
Olivia Wood ... graphic design assistant
Buchy Armand ... trainee set decorator (uncredited)
Thiry Christophe ... trainee set decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael A. Carter ... re-recording mixer (as Michael A Carter)
Anthony Cleal ... re-recording mixer
James Feltham ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Michael Fentum ... assistant sound editor
Stan Fiferman ... foley artist
Arthur Graley ... foley editor (as Arthur Holland Graley)
Diane Greaves ... foley artist (as Dianne Greaves)
Nigel Heath ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Scott Jones ... adr recordist
Philippe Kohn ... sound trainee
Leon Minas ... adr recordist (as Leon Minaff)
Lionel Selwyn ... foley artist
Julian Slater ... sound effects editor
Ken Somerville ... foley recordist
Olivier Struye ... boom operator
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Oliver Tarney ... foley recordist
Carlo Thoss ... production sound recordist
James Seddon ... dolby consultant (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield ... mix recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Philippe Lebreton ... special effects assistant / special effects stand-by
Patrick Rappard ... special effects assistant
Edward Wiessenhaan ... special effects assistant
Harry Wiessenhaan ... special effects assistant
Rick Wiessenhaan ... special effects coordinator (as Ricky Wiessenhaan)
Jim Davey ... digital colour timing, scanning and recording (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Steve Boag ... visual effects supervisor: Cine Image
Mike Bond ... technical manager: General Screen Enterprises
Martin Bullard ... visual effects supervisor: Cine Image
Craig Chandler ... visual effects supervisor: General Screen Enterprises
John Goodinson ... digital effects: Cine Image
Charles Green ... visual effects supervisor: Cine Image
Matthew Symonds ... main title typographer: Cine Image

Stunts

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Nicolas de Pruyssenaere ... stunt double (as Nicolas De Puyssenaere)
Rick Wiessenhaan ... stunt coordinator (as Ricky Wiessenhaan)
Samir Bezzah ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Helmut R. Ammon ... advisor: historical camera equipment / supplier: historical camera equipment, Historical Cinematographical Museum
Buchy Armand ... additional assistant electrician (as Armand Buchy)
Richard Bevan ... focus puller: second camera
Philippe Bigret ... additional assistant electrician
Bernard Brégier ... key grip (as Bernard Bregier)
Gérard Buffard ... assistant grip
Guillaume De Esteban ... assistant electrician
Marco Decker ... additional assistant electrician
Marco Del Zotto ... assistant grip (as Marco Pierre Del Zotto)
Pascal Delaunay ... assistant grip
Pierre Dermience ... electrician
Kenneth C. Dodds ... director of photography: pick-up shots
Antoine Ducep ... assistant electrician
Jorg Fassl ... additional electrician (as Jörg Fasi)
Mike Fox ... camera work
Emmanuel Frideritzi ... best boy electric: second unit / electrician
Ernst Holtsch ... additional electrician
Max Jacoby ... additional assistant electrician
Graham Johnston ... clapper loader
Jean-Paul Kieffer ... still photographer (as John-Paul Kieffer)
Richard Lawson ... focus puller: pick-up shots
Hans Lehner ... crane supervisor
Glen Parsons ... gaffer
Alan Ramsay ... electrician: pick-up shots (as Alan Ramsey)
Marion Ray ... focus puller: second unit
Jako Raybaut ... director of photography: second unit
Carlos Ruiz ... grip trainee
Olivier Servais ... focus puller: second unit
Mark Stibbs ... best boy electric
Théodore Theodorides ... video operator (as Theo Theodorides)
David Tondeur ... focus puller
Laurent Wallerang ... additional grip helper
Jack White ... gaffer / generator operator

Casting Department

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Radica Jovicic ... casting assistant (as Radica Vujicin)
Carrie O'Brien ... casting supervisor: Luxembourg
Valérie Schiel ... extras casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Christine Archer ... additional daily wardrobe
Isabelle Constantini ... additional costume assistant
Virginie Gutmann ... additional daily wardrobe (as Virginie Guttmann)
Françoise Meyer ... wardrobe assistant (as Francoise Meyer)
Nicole Meyrat ... additional daily wardrobe
Audrey Poisson ... laundry
Nella Poisson ... laundry
Christopher Prins ... costume tailor
Patricia Saalburg ... associate costume designer
Ayman Shehata ... costume runner
Aleksandra Valozic ... wardrobe assistant
Stephanie Zawadzki ... additional costume assistant
Fa Zorgui ... additional daily wardrobe

Location Management

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Olivier Auclair ... additional location assistant
David Brudermann ... additional location assistant
Pascal Charlier ... additional location assistant
Richard Durand ... additional location assistant
Sébastien Fernandes Tasch ... location trainee
Abel Galiano ... location security
Robert Grond ... additional location assistant
Guillaume Huin ... location trainee
André Kamorovski ... additional location assistant
Claude Ludovicy ... location manager
Damien Magin ... location security
Christophe Marson ... location security
Franco Mottola ... location security
Beatrice Pettovich ... location assistant (as Béatrice Pettovich)
Frederic Roeser ... location assistant (as Fredo Roeser)
Ahmed Shouman ... location security
Gilles Soeder ... location security
Harold Tembrink ... additional location assistant
Diana Stiegler ... location cook (uncredited)

Music Department

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Martin Astle ... music mixer / music recordist
Christopher Austin ... conductor: The BBC National Orchestra of Wales / orchestration
Dan Jones ... music mixer / orchestration
Elizabeth Purnell ... orchestration
Jon Trotter ... music recording assistant
Nicholas Whiting ... leader: The BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Script and Continuity Department

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Danuta Skarszewska ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Nicola Altamura ... unit driver
Olivier Auclair ... additional driver
David Baretti ... unit driver
David Brudermann ... additional driver
Pascal Charlier ... additional driver
Isabelle Constantini ... additional driver: costume
Réne Depienne ... additional unit base driver
Richard Durand ... additional driver
Jeff Edwards ... facility driver: unit base stand-by
Bob Feltgen ... unit driver
Christophe Galeota ... transport captain
Robert Grond ... additional driver
Kári Gylfason ... unit driver
André Kamorovski ... additional driver
Christian Kirchberger ... driver: Arri
Jeremy Kleinberg ... unit driver
Carlo Novak ... facility driver: stand-by (as Carlo Nowak)
Ayman Shehata ... driver: costume
Harold Tembrink ... additional driver
Manu Ventillard ... additional unit base driver
Alphonse Weibel ... additional unit base driver
Stephanie Zawadzki ... additional driver: costume

Other crew

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Nicola Altamura ... production assistant
David Baretti ... production assistant
Laurence Bastien ... stand-in: female
Laurence Benmakrelouf ... stand-in: male
Luciano Berriatúa ... consultant: Murnau
Patrick Blocman ... production runner
Martyn Blossom ... studio manager: Delux
Stephen Bures ... assistant: Mr. Cage
Tony Coroon ... production accountant
Robert Cross ... stand-in: Mr. Malkovich
Pete Daly ... unit publicist: DDA
Dennis Davidson ... unit publicist (as DDA)
Kevin Donnelly ... arm model: pick-up shots
Liz Douglas ... auditor: Ivan Sopher & Co.
Claire P.N. Ducos ... bookkeeper: Delux (as Claire PN Ducos)
Patricia Eser ... assistant: Mr. Malkovich
Bob Feltgen ... production assistant
Sébastien Fernandes Tasch ... production trainee
Teresa Finlay ... catering supervisor
Hether Flanigan ... assistant: Mr. Golightly
Peta Foley ... catering assistant
Serge Franzen ... catering chef: studio (as Serge Frantzen)
Bernard Gonzalez ... studio security
Lydia Gonzalez ... production coordinator
John Goodinson ... main title design illustrations
Michèle Grignon ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc. (as Michele Grignon)
Kári Gylfason ... production assistant
Jacqueline Hernandez ... caretaker: studio
Sharon Howat ... assistant: Mr. Johns
Elizabeth Hurley ... assistant accountant
Jeremy Kleinberg ... production assistant
Daniel Koblet ... assistant: Albatros
Patricia Kretschmer ... assistant: Mr. De Brabant
Thomas Kuhnen ... double: Mr. Kier
Adrien Kuntz ... doctor (as Dr. Adrien Kuntz)
Ragna Arny Larusdottir ... production office assistant (as Ragna Ámy Lárusdóttir)
Colleen Leader ... assistant: production lawyer
Antonio Lima ... stand-in: male
Willy Loedts ... animal wrangler
Robert Longobardi ... production accountant (as Roberto Longobardi)
Reba Merrill ... documentary team
Neil Mockler ... sales contact: features, Deluxe Film Laboratories
Richard Moxon ... production lawyer
Luc Nguyen-Trong ... doctor (as Dr. Luc Nguyen-Trong)
Carlo Novak ... medical stand-by (as Carlo Nowak)
Ryan Orme ... production trainee
George Perez ... assistant: Albatros
Audrey Poisson ... caretaker: apartment
Nella Poisson ... caretaker: apartment
Carole Reding ... catering manager: studio
Jean Salis ... pilot: Albatros
John Sanders ... catering assistant
James Shirras ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Christophe Thiry ... stand-in: Mr. Dafoe
Katina Valentina ... stand-in: female
Francoise Van Den Bruck ... choreographer
Sophie Van Nest ... production secretary (as Sophie Van Neste)
David Wilder ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Jan Wlodariewiez ... documentary team
Warren Yeager ... documentary team

Thanks

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Jacob A. Bloom ... thanks: Bloom, Mercott, Cook, Diemer & Klein LLP (as Jake Bloom)
Nancy Caldwell ... thanks
Georges Calteux ... thanks (as Monsieur Georges Calteux)
Guy Daleiden ... thanks (as Monsieur Guy Daleiden)
Joseph Drake ... thanks (as Joe Drake)
Claude Dufays ... thanks (as Monsieur Claude Dufays)
Rene Faser ... thanks (as Monsieur René Faser)
Madame Frantzen ... thanks
Morris Garner ... thanks
Larry Greaves ... thanks: Bloom, Mercott, Cook, Diemer & Klein LLP
Lew Horwitz ... thanks
Malcolm Howat ... thanks
Margaret Howat ... thanks
David Hutkin ... thanks
Brent Jack ... thanks
Christian Leboutin ... thanks (as Monsieur Christian Leboutin)
Jonathan Levin ... thanks
Randy Manis ... thanks
Glen Meredith ... thanks
Tom Ortenberg ... thanks
Marie-Claude Poulin ... thanks
Maurice Pujol ... thanks (as Monsieur Maurice Pujol)
Jeff Sackman ... thanks
Michael Schenkman ... thanks: Bloom, Mercott, Cook, Diemer & Klein LLP
Monsieur Schub ... thanks
Howard E. Smith ... thanks (as Howard Smith)
Art Stribley ... thanks
Jean-Marie Thill ... thanks (as Monsieur Jean-Marie Thill)
Mark Urman ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Burned to Light (United States)
  • L'ombre du vampire (France)
  • La sombra del vampiro (Spain)
  • Xixuegui De Yingzi (China, Mandarin title)
  • Сянката на вампира (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP42,539, 04 Feb 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $11,155,214

Did You Know?

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Trivia Murnau's line, "If it isn't in the frame, it doesn't exist", is a paraphrase of a piece of advice the real Murnau gave to the young Alfred Hitchcock when the latter visited the Ufa Studios in Berlin before becoming famous. Hitchcock never forgot this advice and was still quoting it when making his final movie in the mid-1970s. The use of the quotation in the context of "Shadow Of The Vampire" is a distortion of what the real Murnau meant. See more »
Goofs It was utterly impossible to film at night in 1922, so all night-time scenes were actually filmed in broad daylight. Originally, these scenes were tinted blue in order to differentiate them from those that were supposed to take place by day. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mission: Impossible II/Running Free/Passion of Mind/Big Momma's House (2000). See more »
Soundtracks The Flying Dutchman Overture See more »
Crazy Credits The Steamer, a revolutionary machine designed and built to cure the foam prosthetics rapidly due to the very limited production constraints. A world first in foam latex curing within the film industry. See more »
Quotes [Asked what he thought of the book, Dracula]
Max Schreck: It made me sad.
Albin: Why sad?
Max Schreck: Because Dracula had no servants.
Albin: I think you missed the point of the book, Count Orlock.
Max Schreck: Dracula hasn't had servants in 400 years and then a man comes to his ancestral home, and he must convince him that he... that he is like the man. He has to feed him, when he himself hasn't eaten food in centuries. Can he even remember how to buy bread? How to select cheese and wine? And then he remembers the rest of it. How to prepare a meal, how to make a bed. He remembers his first glory, his armies, his retainers, and what he is reduced to. The loneliest part of the book comes... when the man accidentally sees Dracula setting his table.
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