Nosferatu and Buffy   1 comment

On Halloween, we watched Nosferatu and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Nosferatu was a little weird. The sound wasn’t on for the movie, and even though it is a silent film, not having music made a big difference.  It was hard to tell when something was supposed to be scary or when it was supposed to be funny.  I’ve always been amazed at how much music adds to a film.  There wasn’t any suspense build up or any dramatic music to tell you how to feel.  Without the music, it was just a lot of overacting.  It makes sense why the actors have to overact.  It is a silent film so they have to be able to portray emotions without words.  However, when there is music playing, the overacting is less noticeable.

   

We watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer next.  A lot of people don’t like that show very much, but I like it.  I have watched it before in a different class, and while it’s not my show of choice, it is a pretty good class movie.  In other words, it makes the class go by quickly.  The acting in that show isn’t terrific either, but the plots are pretty good.  This particular episode confused me though.  In it, Dracula comes to meet the famous vampire slayer.  He seduces her, and he ends up biting her neck.  However, she does not fall under his control.  She finds it hard to resist him, but she ultimately ends up conquering him.  My question is: why doesn’t she become a vampire? Maybe it is too soon, and she becomes a vampire in a later episode, but I don’t think so.  I don’t know much about the show either, so maybe she has a certain power that keeps her from becoming a vampire.  If that is true, then why was she afraid of Dracula at all?

  

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Posted November 6, 2011 by heffner14 in Uncategorized

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  1. I didn’t understand why she wasn’t turning into a vampire either. She even drank Dracula’s blood. Did you notice that in the scene where she gets bitten she already has a scar on her neck though? Maybe that’s part of the backstory that we didn’t get.

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