Film Language Tag: iris
A shot in which the corners of the frame are masked in a black, usually circular, form. Ap. iris-out is a transition that gradually obscures the image by moving in; an iris-in expands to reveal the entire image.
A list of opening credits side-by-side with Butch Cassidy's gang robbing a train.
After a brief phone call, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) searches on bike and foot to find where Jo (Tracey Heggins) is staying, knocking on doors repeatedly. Eventually, when he finds her and returns her wallet, he asks to come up to the apartment; she allows him to.
Ellen Hutter (Greta Schroder) invites the Count (Max Schreck) into her room, in an attempt to defeat him. Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) goes to fetch the physician (John Gottowt) and the imprisoned Knock (Alexander Granach)attempts to warn Orlok. Orlok drinks Ellen's blood but is caught in the morning sunlight and vanishes.
A cherubic narrator provides an overview of Roman society in the early 1960s.
The film crew, knowing Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) is a vampire, attempt to let in the sunlight to kill Schreck. But Schreck had sabotaged the door, trapping them all inside. Schreck kills Fritz (Cary Elwes) and Albin (Udo Kier) and Murnau (John Malkovich) doesn't stop filming. In the end, the crew arrives and kills Schreck, and Murnau asks for an endboard.