Dance Of The
(aka - The Fearless Vampire Killers, or,
Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck)
1967 MGM Studios - See The
Directed by Roman Polanksi
Starring - Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate,
Jack MacGowran, Alfie Bass,
Ferdy Maine, Terry Downes, Ronald Lacey
of the Vampires was immediately embraced by European audiences who
were enchanted by the film's unique blend of fairytale beauty, sly
comedy and baleful horror...Polanski's aim surely was the construction
of a fairytale - the original kind with horror and humanity - but devoid
of easy sentiment. It's Into the Woods, minus hope
and happy endings, plus lots of snow." Glenn Erickson (DVD Savant)
from MGM Memo
sent to Roman Polanksi
while filming Dance Of The Vampires
Please avoid any overemphasis on the girl's cleavage.
Please avoid any overexposure of the girl throughout this bathing
Alfred's intimate caressing of the girl would be unacceptable as
described in scene 101.
It would be important to avoid excessive gruesomeness throughout this
production. Specifically, we ask that you eliminate the
The double meaning dialogue on this page should be toned down.
Specifically, we ask that you eliminate the expression "...have a
The attack on the girl will have to be done with restraint since she is
in the midst of her bath. Please avoid undue nudity. Also
the "biting" and "gulping" could not be approved as
described at the bottom of page 23.
We cannot approve the line "I'll stick it somewhere up you..."
We cannot approve the expletive "Jesus!" Also, on this
page we ask that you avoid using the word "whore" twice.
We caution you against nudity in connection with this bathing scene.
is quite obvious that Herbert is to be characterized as a homosexual.
We do not object to this fact, but do ask that you avoid any physical
advances on his part toward Alfred. This would refer to any
embracing of fondling, while his attack as a vampire would not prove