Medicine And The Media

Just a mixed up vampire

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1106
  1. Sean Spence

    A myth, in order to survive, must continuously reconstitute itself within the concerns and preoccupations of the present day. Recent cinematic accounts of the vampire myth have placed the familiar story within the context of latter day narcissism, or serial killers, or the newly lethal properties of blood. In Michael Almereyda's Nadja the dysfunctional family makes its debut.

    Nadja (played by Elina Lowensohn) makes her way through a dark and shadowy New York City amid music by Portishead and My Bloody Valentine. In coffee bars and haunted rooms she talks of …

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