VAMPIRE

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Le VAMPIRE

Vampire

Jean Painlevé
Frankreich, 1939
9min, OmeU

Le VAMPIRE

Jean Painlevé
Frankreich, 1939
, 9min, OmeU

Production: 
Jean Painlevé
World Sales: 
Les Documents Cinématographiques 38 Avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris, Frankreich T 1 45 72 27 75, F 1 45 72 52 71
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/1:1,37/Schwarzweiß

It must have been premonition which made me film vampire bats in 1939, just before the war. Bats have always been a symbol of the devil, and have been nailed up stupidly on farm doors. Murnau made the vampire into a man. As a backing I used music by Duke Ellington, which only underlined my scandalous approach to science.