Robert Beavers Selects: Vampyr
Julian West, Henriette Gerard, Jan Hironimko, Maurice Schutz,
“Imagine that we are sitting in a very ordinary room. Suddenly we are told that there is a corpse behind the door. Instantly, the room we are sitting in has taken on another look. The light, the atmosphere have changed, though they are physically the same. This is because we have changed and the objects are as we conceive them. This is the effect I wanted to produce in Vampyr” (Carl Dreyer). Originally shot as a silent film, with sound added afterwards, Vampyr was made in three versions, German, French, and English; we present the German.
Gregory J. Markopoulos, United States, 1950
Gregory J. Markopoulos
An early psychodrama trance film that uses single-frame clusters of images to recapitulate poignant themes.