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Count Orlok Link. [Sep. 22nd, 2005|04:15 am]
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COUNT ORLOK IS SNEAKY
AND VERY (5.4 MB) DIAL-UP UNFRIENDLY.




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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 04:28 pm (UTC)

If it's this movie, then yes.

I think this is the film you mention.

Dafoe played a good rendition of Schreck, the actor who played Orlok in Murnau's Nosferatu.

I liked it because I had watched the silent film, and I liked the idea of the first vampire actor as an actual vampire.

Schreck, of course, was probably quite human. He died in 1936 of a heart attack.

Then, there was the television miniseries "Salem's Lot," with Reggie Nalder, who played Kurt Barlow, the Murnau-like vampire.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 04:35 pm (UTC)

Muuahahahah.

On the listing on IMDB, they mention a number of alternate versions of the film, and by alternate, I do not mean the Herzog version.

Apparently, there is a completely-restored "scholarly" version that exists, but it is not available for the general public.

I would very much like to see it released as part of the Criterion Collection.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 04:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Muuahahahah.

I miss my English classes at my university.

That environment was enough for me to recognize my strong creative instinct.

However, it does help to have a background in making money, despite being broke at 28. ;D
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 04:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Muuahahahah.

You would hope so, and so would I.

Hopefully, if there's something that waits for all of us after we pass from this life, then that something would be better than all of this.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 04:48 pm (UTC)

Salem's Lot Vampire.

Graf's cousin, Kurt.

Despite the fact that it is a mediocre mini-series, I really enjoyed it as a kid, and I found this vampire to be quite freaky. It was part of the inspiration to seek out Nosferatu.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 04:55 pm (UTC)

Pulp or no pulp, King is king.

As a kid, I went straight for King. I passed on I think his name was V.C. Andrews. My deceased aunt had a powerful love for King books, and she piqued my interest in King's work and inspired me to go out and get a hold of my own copies of his novels.

I think I spent most of a summer around 7th-8th grade, reading The Stand: Uncut.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-22 05:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Pulp or no pulp, King is king.

I have to try to muster the energy to get through that series. I read maybe one of the books, but for whatever reason, I never picked up on the Towers.

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[User Picture]From: ryceratops
2005-09-23 04:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Salem's Lot Vampire.

i forgot that scene from the original!

I remember the miniseries sucking really bad in terms of it feeling dated (even when i was a kid) i remember the main character had this lame courderoy jacket with elbow patches. And the music felt like television show music.

But at the same time, it had its moments of being really well done...so much better than the lame ass remake last year!!

The scene with the boy floating at the window used to scare the hell out of me!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-23 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Salem's Lot Vampire.

Yeah, some of the stuff in the original mini-series was fantastic, while there were periods of ho-hummity.

I like that freaky stuff, especially when it's smattered in such small quantities.
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[User Picture]From: ryceratops
2005-09-23 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: If it's this movie, then yes.

did you see the remake of Salem's Lot with Rutger Houer? he plays Barlow but its more like if your dad was a master vampire and slept in the crawlspace under a bed and breakfast. Not as scary as blue-in-the-face basement full of ghouls Barlow. He gets punked out in the last scene.

Also, the ending to the remake makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE! they flash forward to a hospital scene? how did they get in the hospital? what the hell! one minute they are burning down th etown, next minute its months later and Rob Lowe is in a hospital bed. They never explain what happened to him. then the bad guy shows up too. it was Soooooo so STUPID! i felt ripped off. I wanted it to be good.

Shadow of the Vampire is in my netflix que this week actually, funny coincidence. Don't spoil it (i didnt know he was a rewal vampire in the movie!) how funny!

Max Schrek is also the villian from Batman returns.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-23 05:02 pm (UTC)

Re: If it's this movie, then yes.

Yeah, they put up Dafoe as Schreck who was Orlok, in which the premise is . . . what if Schreck was a real vampire?

Malkovich is also in that one. He's always good.

I didn't see the remake of "Salem's Lot" because I am under the direct suspicion that Stephen King without the alcohol, cocaine, and other substances cannot write with the same power. Nor does he make any good decisions with regard to his translated works. The films and series from his books have been in steady decline since he got clean.
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