Jan. 08, 2010 | 2:59 p.m.

Ethan Hawke says ‘Daybreakers’ aspires to be ‘Aliens’ with fangs

Yesterday we brought you Yvonne Villarreal’s snappy Los Angeles Times feature on Ethan Hawke and his new film, “Daybreakers.” Today she’s back with more. This bit of extended coverage is exclusive to the Hero Complex and has Hawke talking about the filmmakers behind “Daybreakers,” costar Willem Dafoe, the peculiar genius of “Twilight” and … Gotham City? To prepare for his fang duty in “Daybreakers,” actor Ethan Hawke says he studied “the greats” among past cinematic vampire performances, among them the acclaimed 2000 film “Shadow of the Vampire” featuring his “Daybreakers” costar Willem Dafoe. In the new movie, Dafoe portrays a man who has been cured of the vampire virus that has transformed Earth in a grim future. Hawke, for one, loves seeing the veteran actor return to a bloodsucking territory on the 10th anniversary of “Shadow of the Vampire,” which earned Dafoe an Oscar nomination. “I really […]
Oct. 22, 2009 | 3:14 p.m.

‘Nosferatu’ will prowl Disney Hall on Halloween night

Now this should be good: F.W. Murnau’s silent and sinister 1922 classic “Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens” will be screened on Halloween night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with organ accompaniment by the accomplished Clark Wilson. You can find ticket and event info right here. So do you think Bella would have swooned if the vampire Graf Orlok (portrayed, above, with such weird verve by mysterious Max Schrek) had showed up for classes at Forks High School? For those of you that haven’t seen “Nosferatu” (and can’t make it on Oct. 31 to Disney Hall) you can actually watch the entire film on You Tube now. — Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED “The Haunting” at the Alex Theatre on Saturday Guillermo del Toro talks “The Strain” and “Frankenstein” Will the “Cloverfield” director ruin “Let the Right One In”?  “True Blood” pumping: HBO ratings […]
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