Great Films and their Great Images

Dracula

"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
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Dir: Tod Browning

DoP: Karl Freund

Year: 1931

Country: USA

Language: English | Hungarian | Latin

Genre: Horror

Color: Black & White

Aspect Ratio: 1.20:1

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2 responses

  1. 31 Days of Horror begins with the 1931 classic Dracula.

    October 1, 2014 at 1:09 PM

  2. A movie worth watching is ‘Ed Wood’, starring Johnny Depp as the eponymous maker of B movies. Co-starring as the ageing Bela Lugosi, is Martin Landau, giving the performance of his life!

    In 2013, my publisher casually asked if I would write a teen-vampire novel. The result was ‘From My Cold, Undead Hand’, the first of a planned trilogy. Faced with the task of writing a book like this, an author seems to have two choices – ‘Buffy’ or ‘Twilight’. I guess my protagonist Chevonne Kusnetsov is a little buffyesque, inasmuch as she hunts vampires, but I think that’s where the resemblance ends. She’s feisty and rebellious, but is swept along by forces she can’t control. As her mid 21c story unfolds in NYC, we get the 19c European back-story. What is the truth about van Helsing? Did Dracula really exist, or was he a product of the imagination of Anna Lund, an earlier vampire-hunter, and of her obsession with the Drăculești? What is the truth about Bram Stoker? What have all these historical threads got to to with Chevonne and ‘Old Stoker’, a teacher at her school? What has all this got to do with the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States? I’ll leave you to find out. 🙂

    In my mind’s eye, I keep seeing my book as a movie – a kind of mid-21c, ITpunk, monochrome piece of teen noir…

    Who knows?

    M

    October 4, 2014 at 2:38 AM

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