Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Les Vampires 1915

"In November 1915, the walls of Paris were plastered with street posters that depicted three masked faces with a question mark as a noose, and the questions "Qui? Quoi? Quand? Ou…?" ("Who? What? When? Where…?"). The morning newspapers printed the following poem: 

“Of the moonless nights they are kings,
darkness is their kingdom.
Carrying death and sowing terror
the dark Vampires fly,
with great suede wings,
ready not only to do evil... but to do even worse.”

Les Vampires (1915/1916) is a 10-part silent film serial. It was written and directed by Louis Feuillade and stars Musidora as "Irma Vep" a femme fatale whose name is a suspicious anagram of "vampire." The serial is set in Paris, France and follows the exploits of a gang of master criminals (known in the period as an "Apache gang") who call themselves "Les Vampires." There are 10 episodes, averaging around 40 minutes each, totalling about 6 and a half hours." ~Wikipedia

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