Le VAMPIRE (1945)

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  • Director

    Jean Painlevé

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    Artists' Moving Image

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    Non Fiction

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Surrealist 'documentary' on the scientific origins of the myth of vampirism. Unconventionally using a jazz score to accompany scientific images of blood-imbibing organisms and, finally, the attack of a South American vampire bat on a guinea pig, the film mounts a scandalous attack on bourgeois scientific norms. Music by Duke Ellington: "Black and Tan Fantasy" and "Echoes of the Jungle".

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