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Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker's Novel Adapted (Paperback)
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Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker's Novel Adapted (Paperback)

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Paperback 179 Pages / Published: 30/03/2017
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Bram Stoker's most famous novel, Dracula, first published in 1897, has never been out of print, but it's possible most people are more familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed characters in all fiction, but has he, or the novel, ever been filmed accurately? Here is a look at eighteen adaptations of the novel, from 1922 to 2012. They're compared to a synopsis of the novel and to each other, so the reader can determine how faithfully a given film captures the novel and how accurately it portrays the Count. Interestingly, fidelity to the novel doesn't always guarantee a good movie; conversely, some of the better film versions are among the more freely adapted. Here is the third edition of this exploration of Stoker on film. Included for the first time are Hrabe Drakula (1971), a Czech TV movie; Dracula (2006), from BBC-TV; and Dario Argento's Dracula (2012). The Universal and Hammer sequels are also searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that clearly borrow from the novel. And we conclude with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed, or viewed for ironic laughs.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9781476669878
Number of pages: 179
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 254 x 175 x 23 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Reviews of previous editions: "clearly explains this Gothic tale.... Don't miss this entertaining and informative book"--Film & History; "a good job...recommended"--Public Library Quarterly; "an interesting addition to the literature"--ARBA; "excellent...an overview like this one shows how a particularly powerful myth can survive in a variety of cultures, on both the page and screen"--Video Watchdog; "a scholarly and well-researched work that is also loads of fun to read...entertaining...highly recommended"--Midnight Marquee; "an excellent guide...a scholarly but highly approachable work"--Film Review; "a great achievement"--FilmFax; "another nicely-produced volume from McFarland"--Interzone; "a handy reference on how the various Dracula films depart from the Stoker text"--Cult Movies; "examines all the films based on the Bram Stoker classic"--Classic Images; "Joslin writes in an accessible and entertaining style"--Scarlet Street; "recommended"--Monsters from the Vault; "interesting"--Little Shoppe of Horrors; "a fascinating book...a very nice addition to your Dracula library"--Chiller Theatre; "a book that lives up to its name--or at least its subtitle...highly readable"--The Vampire's Crypt; "explores more than two dozen vampire movies, especially those based directly on the novel"--Houston Chronicle; "a genuine treat...impressive"--Burlington County Times; "exhaustively researched and richly detailed. If you love vampires, vampire movies, Dracula or Stoker's novel, this comprehensive and definitive book belongs on your bookshelf"--Access Texas.
"presents a compendium of the most important Dracula film adaptations"--ProtoView; Reviews of previous editions: "clearly explains this Gothic tale.... Don't miss this entertaining and informative book"--Film & History; "a good job...recommended"--Public Library Quarterly; "an interesting addition to the literature"--ARBA; "excellent...an overview like this one shows how a particularly powerful myth can survive in a variety of cultures, on both the page and screen"--Video Watchdog; "a scholarly and well-researched work that is also loads of fun to read...entertaining...highly recommended"--Midnight Marquee; "an excellent guide...a scholarly but highly approachable work"--Film Review; "a great achievement"--FilmFax; "another nicely-produced volume from McFarland"--Interzone; "a handy reference on how the various Dracula films depart from the Stoker text"--Cult Movies; "examines all the films based on the Bram Stoker classic"--Classic Images; "Joslin writes in an accessible and entertaining style"--Scarlet Street; "recommended"--Monsters from the Vault; "interesting"--Little Shoppe of Horrors; "a fascinating book...a very nice addition to your Dracula library"--Chiller Theatre; "a book that lives up to its name--or at least its subtitle...highly readable"--The Vampire's Crypt; "explores more than two dozen vampire movies, especially those based directly on the novel"--Houston Chronicle; "a genuine treat...impressive"--Burlington County Times; "exhaustively researched and richly detailed. If you love vampires, vampire movies, Dracula or Stoker's novel, this comprehensive and definitive book belongs on your bookshelf"--Access Texas.

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