From Fangs to Bangs and Beyond: The Evolution of the Vampire in Film

Thursday, October 2, 2014

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to all

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2014-10-02 18:00 - 20:15

Join us for a film series on Thursday evenings in October with Series Moderator, Dave Lussier, who will share the film classics’ history and the evolution of the vampire in film over the past 90 years.


Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted in 1921 by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned.  Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu's landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian Mountains.  Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister. (95 Minutes)

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. 

Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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