Carl Th. Dreyer’s VAMPYR

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An impressionist work of beauty, subdued eroticism and horror, or a spectacular debacle that led its audience to riot? Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer is a prominent figure in European art house. Among his advocates we find Bergman and von Trier. Vampyr was long considered Dreyer’s weak link, as his contemporaries did not have the patience for quiet half-silent films. The year was 1932, shortly after Frankenstein and Dracula. Dreyer makes his images obscure, envelopes... Read More