Classic Film (: - Bram Stoker: Dracula
 
    The classic film Dracula is about a young lawyer named Jonathan Harker who goes to a murky dark village in Eastern Europe and stays with Count Dracula. The undead vampire, Count Dracula, imprisons Jonathan when he saw a photo of Harker’s fiancée, Mina Murray. Dracula thought it was his same bride who committed suicide years earlier, just in a different body. Count Dracula decides to go to London, cause havoc in the town, and seduce Mina Murray. However, conflicts arise when Dracula sucks the poor life out of Lucy Westerna, Mina’s close friend. Lucy’s friends and Mina then decide to try and kill Dracula. 
    The director of the film is Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola also directed other movies, one most well-known is The Godfather . However, Coppola was also an executive producer and he helped with the movie The Secret Garden. The film was based around the classic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Also, some of the actors who played the main characters are as followed: Count Dracula - Gary Oldman, Mine Murray - Winona Ryder, Jonathan Harker - Keanu Reeves, Lucy Westerna - Sadie Frost,… 
    The film and the novel have some very major differences. One of the differences is that in the novel, Dracula never saw a picture of what Jonathan Harker’s fiancée looked like. However, in the film it shows us that Dracula did in fact see a picture of Mina Murray and then made a decision to go to London and find her. The film and novel do have some similarities though as well. At the end of the novel you read about how Jonathan, Mina, and others kill Dracula. As well, in the movie Dracula dies too.
    They way the characters looked in the film did not surprise me. It didn’t surprise me because I already knew that the time period was different then what it is now, therefore the clothes wouldn’t be as modern. However, since the characters in the novel and film were not very poor people, their clothes, make up, hair, and so on seemed to be what I began to visualize in the beginning.







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