26 October 2012

Dracula's Cinematographer : Through the Eyes of Karl Freund

Karl Freund, cinematographer for Dracula, Metropolis, Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Mummy.

Filmed in the German Expressionist style that he used for Metropolis, Freund's camera captures dramatic compositions of light and shadow to create a romanticized world of gothic horror.
Freund was also the cinematographer for I Love Lucy.
Dracula's brides gearing up for a mood swing at the castle (Dracula, 1931).
Publicity photo for Dracula with Helen Chandler and Bela Lugosi (1931)