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Shadow of the Vampire
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:
Dan Jones

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Christopher Austin

Co-Orchestrated by:
Elizabeth Purnell
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Pacific Time Co.
(February 13th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release. The release date varied between February 13th and March 6th at various stores.
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Buy it... only if you seek a loyal souvenir from the film, for the score offers little to engage the listener on its own and the album release contains significant sound effects from the final edit of the production.

Avoid it... if you expect your vampire scores to exude a convincing sense of romantically gothic tragedy, a trait largely absent from this work.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,102
WRITTEN 1/30/01, REVISED 10/18/08
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Shadow of the Vampire: (Dan Jones) For this obscure, early 2001 BBC film produced by Nicholas Cage, it might have come as a surprise for some film score collectors to find posters for this movie in the theatres without the name of the composer (or any music-related credit at all). The score for Shadow of the Vampire had seemingly become an afterthought, overshadowed by the sheer popular weight of the highly advertised lead acting performances by John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. The film's unique perspective, offering the viewers the opportunity to watch the production of the classic and silent 1922 classic Nosferatu in the making, and the frightfully dark avenues down which the director goes to make it authentic, required a score that accomplished two goals. First, the music needed to reflect the tinny, melodramatic, string-dominated scores for those films themselves, and second, the music had to encapsulate that intangible gothic feeling that any good vampire film would provide nowadays. What British composer Daniel T. Jones (a relative newcomer to the spotlight) produced is a sort of whimsical combination of the two, staying a step out of the way of the light, not much unlike the vampire, and not much unlike the lack of the composer's name on the movie poster. Despite the hype generated by especially Dafoe's performance as the vampire, Shadow of the Vampire was a disappointment to most, failing to achieve a strong worldwide audience. The music for Shadow of the Vampire also promises more than it ultimately delivers. Outside of several source-like interruptions, the score meanders reflectively in murky depths for its entire length, with only two or three bright spots worthy of specific mention.



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Herr Doktor (Laudinum Domine) Lyrics
CIL - September 18, 2012, at 11:52 p.m.
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Shadow of the Vampire
arkhaminmate001 - October 27, 2009, at 1:47 p.m.
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Opening Credits: Brilliant
Paul Anderson - November 6, 2008, at 3:58 a.m.
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this score rules!
Tiffany - June 3, 2007, at 11:33 p.m.
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What a strange review
JB - March 21, 2005, at 12:47 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 49:46
• 1. A Street in Wismar (2:06)
• 2. The Bunker (1:32)
• 3. Murnau's Vision - The Journey (1:41)
• 4. The Woods (0:45)
• 5. Music at the Inn (1:12)
• 6. Going to Sleep (2:18)
• 7. Herr Doktor - Instrumental Version (1:24)
• 8. Good Living (1:07)
• 9. The Night Shoot (1:46)
• 10. Schereck Eats (2:20)
• 11. Tango au Lapins Chaude (0:40)
• 12. Schereck Kills Peter (1:03)
• 13. Wagner Arrives (1:36)
• 14. Schereck and the Locket (1:07)
• 15. The Ship Building Waltz (2:47)
• 16. Live Act in Berlin (2:19)
• 17. Blood (1:34)
• 18. The Light of the Sun (1:44)
• 19. Herr Doktor (Laudinum Domine) (2:16)
• 20. Meet Count Orlock (3:01)
• 21. The Lonely Voyage (2:09)
• 22. A Concert in Wismar (1:47)
• 23. Murnau Visits Schereck (0:29)
• 24. The Bunker (Reprise) (1:32)
• 25. Schereck's Revenge (0:38)
• 26. Greta's Waltz (1:40)
• 27. Title Music (5:15)
• 28. The Sweet Days of Summer (1:48)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film. The soloist credits in the packaging are erroneous by one track a piece.
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