Vampire Syndrome Blog

If the Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs” could turn into a vampire movie, it would be “Only Lovers Left Alive“.

Pale-as-ice Tilda Swinton as Eve, at last the on-screen vamp(ire) I have always envisioned of her. Simultaneously old and young, ethereal and earthy; qualities even reflected in her on-screen visage.

Tom Hiddleston as Adam, the ageless hipster buried in 45-rpm vinyl and metal-flake guitars.

Eve and Adam

Both mentored by Christopher Marlowe, the ageless bard of Tangiers, immortalized on-screen by John Hurt.

Christoper Marlowe

The deserted dystopia of Detroit, where only the immortal stay. And a tantalizing hint of how the Motor City may yet arise from the ashes, in the foresight of Swinton’s Eve.

Their dark decadence of decay, upended by a visit from Ava (Eve’s bratty younger sister, played by Mia Wasikowska).

Eva and Ian

Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE tells the…

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  1. Marlowe, contemporary of the Bard and he of the mysterious early demise, “immortalized” in a vampiric fashion.

    Thanks for the re-blog, Brian! I love elegant, sumptuous art-house vampire movies such as this, even if my own Vampire Syndrome saga would be the diametric opposite if it were adapted to film… 😈

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