The Addiction

Abel Ferrara (director)
Shade Rupe (photographer)
Nicholas St. John (screenwriter)
Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1994. Collection of 17 reference photographs from the set of the 1995 film featuring Abel Ferrara, Lili Taylor, cinematographer Ken Kelsch, screenwriter Nicholas St. John, and other cast members, photographed in a single evening near Manhattan's Puck Building and Keith Haring's Pop Shop by filmmaker Shade Rupe.

Struck in 2020 from Rupe's original negatives, these being the only existing prints. Full provenance available, with letter from Rupe stating “no other prints have ever, or will ever, be struck.” Stamp on verso of each photo crediting Rupe as photographer.

Ferrara's philosophical, conceptual, black-and-white reimagining of the vampire movie, featuring an outstanding performance from Taylor as an NYU philosophy grad student forced to reconsider the nature of evil and humanity after succumbing to a vampire and developing an addiction to human blood.

Set and shot on location in Manhattan.

12 x 9 inches. Fine.

Arrow 1769. Spicer US.

[Book #152444]