Screening Log #36: Vampyr (1932)

Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer and Christian Jul, based on the book In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer Starring Julian West (Nicolas de Gunzburg), Jan Hieronimko, Rena Mandel, and Sybille Schmitz     There is a sense of loss inherent in any age of transition. As such, it … Continue reading

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and Dracula (1992): Dracula, In Medias Resurrected

Nosferatu the Vampyr (1979) Written by Werner Herzog based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker Directed by Werner Herzog Starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, and Bruno Ganz Dracula (1992) Written by James V. Hart based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, … Continue reading

Screening Log #23: Let Me In (2010)

Written by Matt Reeves based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s screenplay/novel Let the Right One In Directed by Matt Reeves Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Richard Jenkins       Matt Reeves’ American re-framing of Thomas Alfredson and John Ajvide Lindquist’s Let the Right One In, Let Me In, maintains a connection to the … Continue reading

Screening Log #19: Blood for Dracula (1974)

Written by Paul Morrissey and Pat Hackett based on a character by Bram Stoker Directed by Paul Morrissey Starring Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, and Maxime McKendry   Produced by Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey’s Blood for Dracula (or, Andy Warhol’s Dracula) thrusts the character of Dracula, played by Udo Kier, into the early 20th century. Dracula, … Continue reading

Screening Log #1: The Blade Trilogy (1998, 2002, 2004)

In addition to recording/ranting some in-depth responses to films I watch, I’d also like to use this Blog to keep track of the films that I watch day-to-day, casually, and maybe just say a few words about each. Following the pretty intense experience of watching Inception yesterday afternoon – each of the people who I … Continue reading