Les Vampires [eBook] by Tim Major
MIDNIGHT MOVIE MONOGRAPH by Tim Major
SERIES EDITOR Neil Snowdon
PUBLICATION DATE August 2018
COVER ART & DESIGN Neil Snowdon & David Chatton Barker
ePub edition for Apple iPad, iMac/PC, Sony and other eBook readers
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Already famous for his amoral crime serial FANTOMAS (1913), Louis Feuillade embarked upon LES VAMPIRES on location in Paris, even as the War came close enough that German guns could shell the city. It was to be his masterpiece, and—in a way—the antithesis to D.W. Griffith. Feuillade’s was a cinema of uncertainty, of ambiguity and unease, even as it embraced comedy, metatextuality, breaking the fourth wall to wink at the audience/make us complicit. It is oneiric, poetic, sensual, and uncanny.
Born of the French literary and artistic heritage of the ‘fantastique’ it would, in it’s own way, set the course for the future of French film as a cinema in which ambiguity remains a defining characteristic, and a central pleasure to be embraced.
Join novelist Tim Major as he explores the dreamlike underworld of Louis Feuillade, the original femme fatale, Musidora, and her gang ‘The Vampires’...anything can happen, nothing is certain, in LES VAMPIRES.