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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Vampyr

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781844576449
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series BFI Film Classics

Vampyr is a problematic film, partly because some of it is lost. But in what remains, there are problems too. In a reading as passionate as it is analytic, a veteran dramatist and film-author reveals how, image by image, this difficult film systematically binds the spectator – spatially, and morally – into its unique world of the Undead.

David Rudkin is a screenwriter. He has written numerous plays, including Afore Night Come (RSC dir. Clifford Williams); The Sons of Light (Newcastle Playhouse dir. Keith Hack; in further revision, RSC, dir. Ron Daniels); Ashes (London Open Space Theatre, dir. Pam Brighton) and Hansel and Gretel (RSC, dir. Ron Daniels). David Rudkin has also translated plays such as The Persians and Euripides, and he offers lectures on Adaptation for the Screen and Ibsen, amongst other topics.



Foreword
1. Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968)
2. Locating Vampyr in Dreyer's Cinema and it its Sources
3. The 'Problem' of Vampyr
4. Vampyr: Towards a Reading
5. The Journey to Our Grave
Notes
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