Though science has more-or-less made the fear of vampires virtually nonexistent, they are still shown in many a horror film in the cinema. While vampires and the dark are combated often in modern society, human still fear these blood-sucking creatures of the night. Works Cited Dittmer, James “Teaching the Social Construction of Regions in Regional Geography Courses; or, Why Do Vampires Come from Eastern Europe?” Journal of Geography in Higher Education 30.1 (2006): 49-60, PDF Guiley, Rosemary E. The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters. New York: Visionary Living, 2005. Print.
The History of the Vampire Count Dracula has been the frontrunner for the modern day vampire lore and legends since being printed back in 1897, pop culture took the vampire traits from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and twisted them. In modern portrayals of vampire lore, each author chooses an original aspect from Stoker but then creates a little bit of their own lore in the process. Count Dracula appears to be a walking corpse from the pale and gaunt visual aesthetics to the coolness of his undead skin (Stoker). In some cultures, the vampire is able to transform from the body of a human being to that of a fellow creature of the night, a bat. In the novel Dracula more than one town was easily visualized through the detailed descriptions throughout the novel, thus
The vampire's sexual escapades are not exclusive to just members of the opposite sex, but of the same sex as well. John Polidori started his relationship with Lord Byron when he became his physician, and accompanied him as they traveled through Europe. In recent readings, it can be said the Polidori became obsessed with Byron. Polidori based The Vampyre on Byron’s fragment, which was written on the night in Villa Diodati, when Polidori joined Byron, the Shelley’s and Claire started a fuel in their friendship. It can be concluded that night in Villa was a night full of drugs and hallucinations.
These are a few similarities and differences in the novel Dracula and the movie/novel Twilight. In the show, The Vampire Diaries there are multiple similarities and differences to the novel Dracula. In the novel, Dracula the undead have some emotion, the undead can be killed with a stake, the undead have very fast body movements, and there are vampire hunters. These vampires protect their human friends. These vampires drink human blood sometimes.
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These factors include setting, actions of each vampire, the initial reactions to news of them, and how their presence affects the people who live within the region the vampires inhabit. The movie, Scooby-Doo! and the and the Legend of the Vampire, shares similarities as well as differences with the horror novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker. One of the first examples seen in both pieces are the warnings given by the local people about the vampires. Both the main character in Dracula and “the gang” in the movie which consists of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo, also happen to be on vacations when they encounter vampires.
The vampire literature as a whole has changed genres since its beginning. The new vampire seems to owe its origins to Ann Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire”, whereas the old vampire began with Stoker’s “Dracula.” A few centuries ago, the archetype of the vampire in literature would be Dracula. There were some stories about vampires before Dracula and many right after, but the image and personality of Dracula has become the archetype of the vampire as a monster, and has become what every writer bases the vampire on. The old vampire is drastically different from the one that is hugely popular today, especially considering what the archetype of the vampire is now and what it was 100 years
Through terror Jonathan escapes back home, while Dracula arrives in London where he attacks Lucy, Mina’s friend, and Mina herself. Dr. Van Helsing arrives as help with the unknown, and in the end a climatic battle in the Transylvanian Castle Dracula takes place. Dracula is an epistolary novel that consists of journal entries, letters, telegram, phonographic recordings of Dr. Seward, and excerpts from newspaper articles, meaning it was written from a number of perspectives. The film has done its best to this and is witnessed through a variety of viewpoints. Four key film extracts will be discussed.
“A collection of fictional stories … of cultural myths and songs” this is the definition of folklore, and from these stories we get a multitude of myths and speculation of what happens to us when we die. They range from just disappearing into nothingness to becoming a higher being or going into a higher plain of existence. There are ideas however, of a life on this earth after we die for those who have committed crimes or have not been buried properly, we become the other, the supernatural or ultimately the undead. The most common of the undead is the vampire. One of the most known vampires from literature is Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) who is portrayed as a blood thirty, emotionless monster, which is the idea most often portrayed in folklore.
Why are the Jewish style garb and appearance of 'Orlock' (the Dracula equivalent from Nosferatu) gone only to be replaced with a Dracula who answers the door looking strangely like one of the good Chairman Mao's henchmen? This is particularly interesting considering that at the time of Nosferatu's filming anti-Semitism was rife and the people were battling a 'International Zionist Conspiracy'. It seems strange too me that while Nosferatu was truer to the tale that bo... ... middle of paper ... ...e soundtrack sounds like it has been create by the Royal Philharmonic though it has probably never been played on an instrument. The biggest change is perhaps in that the sound is not being played in an orchestra pit at the cinema but is part of the movie. This allows speech and subtitles in a way which allows the actors a means of expression which was only partially available to the thespians of the 1920's.