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Old September 14 2009, 01:41 PM   #31
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Re: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Yea or Nay?

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Of all the different versions of the novel I've seen on film, for my money, the BBC version of Count Dracula from the '70s starring Louis Jordan as the count comes the closest to the book.
Yes that is probably the best version IMHO.
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Old September 14 2009, 03:46 PM   #32
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Re: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Yea or Nay?

It's worth watching for the atmosphere and the performances (especially Hopkins and Oldman), but I still prefer Lugosi's Dracula or the first one Hammer did.
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Old September 14 2009, 07:54 PM   #33
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Re: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Yea or Nay?

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Thirded. Make your Dracula flick if you want, but don't call it Bram Stoker's Dracula if those viewing it are left seriously wondering if the director has even read the damned book!
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Director Francis Ford Coppola claims that Bram Stoker's name was included in the title because he has a tradition of putting the author's names in the titles of his movies that are adapted from novels, such as "Mario Puzo's The Godfather" and "John Grisham's The Rainmaker." Others have claimed, however, that Stoker's name was included in the title to avoid legal action from Univeral Studios, who claimed to own the rights to the simple title "Dracula."
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Old September 14 2009, 07:55 PM   #34
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...or the first one Hammer did.
I actually like the second one Hammer did best - "Dracula: Prince Of Darkness" I believe.
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Old September 14 2009, 10:08 PM   #35
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Yea.

For the lushly beautiful, stunning musical score by Wojciech Kilar. It begins at 2:29 in this clip. It's one of the most haunting scores I've ever heard.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfY3e...eature=related
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Old September 15 2009, 01:47 AM   #36
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Re: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Yea or Nay?

Dr. Drake Ramoray wrote: View Post
Make your Dracula flick if you want, but don't call it Bram Stoker's Dracula if those viewing it are left seriously wondering if the director has even read the damned book!
I'll take Bram Stoker's Dracula any day over the recent BBC Dracula that starred Marc Warren. I'm not sure what, if anything, that film had to do with anything Bram Stoker wrote. It looked fantastic, but as much as I adore Sophia Myles, I couldn't take it and I had to shut it off.

One interesting thing about Bram Stoker's Dracula -- the film got a novelization by Fred Saberhagen. I thought that was a bit pointless; surely, wouldn't it have made more sense for someone to read Stoker's original?
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^Don't be silly.
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Old September 15 2009, 02:46 AM   #38
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Re: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Yea or Nay?

Since some of you are comparing other adaptations, I was wondering if anyone here has seen "Shadow of the Vampire"? Although not an adaptation of Dracula, it is sort of a remake of "Nosferatu". I thought this was a very interesting movie and Willem Dafoe was awesome in it. It also had a fairly decent cast of other actors at well. Anyone interested in something a bit different, in this genre, might check it out.
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Re: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Yea or Nay?

Here's a review I did of this movie awhile back. I like it, but understandably it's not for everyone.

http://ithinkthereforeireview.blogsp...s-dracula.html
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I'll take Bram Stoker's Dracula any day over the recent BBC Dracula that starred Marc Warren. I'm not sure what, if anything, that film had to do with anything Bram Stoker wrote. It looked fantastic, but as much as I adore Sophia Myles, I couldn't take it and I had to shut it off.
Same as - they dropped a right clanger there.
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Old September 15 2009, 04:22 PM   #41
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Shadow of the Vampire was bizarre. Dafoe was compelling, but it was bizarre.
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