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Bram Stoker's Dracula


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Bram Stoker's Dracula

The film "Dracula" (better known as "Bram Stoker's Dracula", English "Bram Stoker's Dracula") directed by Francis Ford Coppola is an adaptation of the classic Gothic novel by Bram Stoker.

The plot of the film, although based on the novel, has several significant differences, the main of which is the love line of Dracula and Mina, which was absent from the original source.

The film was shot without computer special effects, only the old methods were used. Despite this, or maybe even because of this, the film has become a cult, and it is now included in the collections of the best vampire films of all time. This is the only adaptation of "Dracula" that won an Academy Award.

The film had a significant impact on popular culture and the idea of vampires in the media and people's minds. The new image of the count for the first time freed him from the black cape and evening clothes with which this character has been associated since the appearance of Bela Lugosi in 1931.

The director also came up with the concept that in the presence of such an otherworldly being as a vampire, the laws of physics stop working correctly. That's why the shadows in the film sometimes act regardless of who or what casts them, rats run around the ceiling, and liquid drips up.

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In the movie "Dracula" (better known as "Bram Stoker's Dracula", English "Bram Stoker's Dracula", 1992) the director came up with the concept that in the presence of such an otherworldly being as a vampire, the laws of physics stop working correctly.  That's why the shadows in the film sometimes act regardless of who or what casts them, rats run around the ceiling, and liquid drips up.

The film begins with a backstory. In 1462, Vlad Dracula goes to battle with the Turks. He wins, but the Turks manage to send a false message to the castle about his death, as a result of which Dracula's wife, Elizabeth, throws herself off a cliff into the river. Having learned from the priests that the soul of his suicidal wife is cursed, the count refuses God. Dracula rejects God and condemns himself to eternal torment. In a rage, Dracula takes a sword and plunges it into the center of the stone cross, after which blood begins to flow from the crack, Dracula takes a cup and begins to drink this blood, before saying: "Blood is life, and it will be mine." Overcome with despair, Dracula vows to return from the world of the dead to avenge Elizabeth's death, and so turns into a vampire.

In 1897, the Transylvanian Count Dracula hosts a young real estate agent Jonathan Harker. Harker is the successor of his colleague, R. Renfield, who went mad after visiting the count. Jonathan travels to Transylvania to arrange the acquisition of real estate by Dracula in London, including Carfax Abbey. Among Harker's papers, Dracula discovers a photograph of Mina, his fiancee. The count believes that Mina is the reincarnation of his deceased wife Elizabeth. Dracula leaves Jonathan under the supervision of his vampire brides, and he goes to London in boxes with his native land. His arrival is predicted by Renfield, who is in the clinic for the mentally ill of Dr. Jack Seward. In London, Dracula attacks Mina's girlfriend, Lucy Westenra, turning her into a vampire. Lucy's deteriorating health forces her admirer, Dr. Seward, to seek help from an old friend, Abraham Van Helsing. While Jonathan is trying to escape from Dracula's brides, Mina meets the Count. She feels that they have known each other for a long time. Jonathan manages to escape, he is found by the nuns of the Romanian monastery of the Holy Communion. Harker realizes that Mina is in danger, he asks her to come and get married immediately. Mina leaves Dracula without explanation. The Count, in a fit of desperation, kills Lucy. After death, she finally turns into a vampire, and Van Helsing cuts off her head.

After Harker and Mina return to London, Van Helsing, Jack Seward, Arthur Holmwood, Lucy's fiance, and Quincy Morris, one of her fans, go to Carfax Abbey in order to burn boxes of earth that feeds Dracula. The Count at this time kills Renfield and visits the Mine in the form of a haze. Mina realizes that her mysterious lover and Count Dracula are one and the same person. Dracula, at Mina's request, turns her into a vampire. Van Helsing bursts in at the last moment, but the count announces that Mina is now his fiancee and they are too late. Dracula goes home to Transylvania. Mina's friends rush to Varna to destroy the count. They're late, the gypsies–Dracula's henchmen-have already taken him. At this time, Mina and Van Helsing are already in the vampire's castle. At night, brides try to bewitch Mina. Van Helsing, with the help of prayers, removes the spell and kills the vampires.

Harker and his friends catch up with Dracula. The struggle between them takes place at sunset. Harker and Morris wound Dracula, but Mina rushes to his defense. Holmwood tries to attack, but Van Helsing and Harker let them get away. Morris dies surrounded by his friends. In the chapel where he renounced God, Dracula dies. He asks Mina to give him peace. Mina kisses him and cuts off his head, and the candles decorating the chapel flash with a wonderful light in the presence of God. Mina sees that the souls of Dracula and Elizabeth are saved and go to heaven.

Phenomena in artwork: A vampire

Count Dracula became a vampire, forsaken of God in connection with the unfair, in his opinion, the loss of his wife. He stabbed the sword, the cross, there flowed blood Dracula drank it and became a vampire.

Another is shown in the film the way to turn into a vampire to drink the blood of a vampire. In the latter case, the transformation occurs gradually. Physiological signs of the transformation are primarily vampire fangs that grow on top of the normal human teeth and eventually, probably, replace them.

Vampires have great physical strength, hypnotic effect on people as well as supernatural abilities: can move objects with your mind, to turn tears into diamonds, etc., Dracula can change his age, appearing at the decrepit old man, a young Prince. He also can become invisible, turn into animals, also move in the form of green fog.

Vampirism in the film is closely associated with sexuality. Dracula's wife committing sexual acts against Harker when you drink his blood. Find Dracula drinks the blood of Lucy during sex.

In exile the vampire feeds the power of their native land. That's why Dracula brought the earth to London, and that destruction of the boxes of earth and the consecration forced the count back to his Transylvania.

Vampires are afraid of garlic, crucifixes and some flowers. Moreover, the effect that produce these items depends on the strength of the vampire: Lucy pushes cross back into the coffin, while Dracula only laughs in response to attempts of influence. Wife of Dracula and completely melted the cross hanging on the neck Harker.

To kill a vampire you need to pierce his heart (no matter what) and cut off his head.

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Phenomena in artwork: Werewolf

Throughout the series, Dracula turns into a huge dog-like creature, a wolf, a giant bat, rats, green mist. At least in the forms dog-like creature and a wolf, he keeps his vampire nature and continues to drink the blood of their victims.

Turned into someone the other vampires in the movie do not show.

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Phenomena in artwork: Wandering Fire

The blue flame that intersects the crew Harker on the way to Dracula's castle, is mentioned in the original novel by Bram Stoker. In the novel it is explained that every year one special night a blue flame indicates the place where the treasure is buried.

The film is the presence of this flame does not comment.

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