The vampire film: from Nosferatu to Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Limelight Editions, 1993 - Performing Arts - 272 pages
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"Focusing on [recent films] from the United States and abroad that found inspiration in the vampire theme ... , the authors consider and analyze each picture in detail: its style and approach, plot, acting, cinematography, set design, special effects--and finally its quality of achievement"--P. [4] of cover.

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The vampire film: from Nosferatu to Bram Stoker's Dracula

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This revised and updated version of the original 1985 title covers the popular film genre from 1922's silent pioneer, Nosferatu , to 1992's more turkey than bat Bram Stoker's Dracula . The authors ... Read full review


Preface to the Second Edition
Sources of the Vampire Lore in Film
The Male Vampire

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About the author (1993)

Alain Silver has co-written and co-edited a score of books including The Samurai Film, The Noir Style, The Vampire Film, Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles, director studies of David Lean and Robert Aldrich, and four Film Noir Readers. His articles have appeared in numerous film journals, newspapers, and online magazines. He holds a Ph.D. from UCLA and is a member of the Writers Guild of America west and the Directors Guild of America.

Alain Silver is the author of The Samurai Film and the coauthor of fifteen other books, including Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for the Los Angeles Times, DGA Magazine, Film Comment, and Photon. He has also produced nine independent features and over fifty soundtrack albums, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. James Ursini has contributed to various publications including Cinema, Femme Fatales, Mediascene, and Photon. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series, Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, and The Noir Style. They both live in Santa Monica.

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