Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations - download pdf or read online

By James C. Holte

ISBN-10: 0313292159

ISBN-13: 9780313292156

One hundred years after his construction by means of Bram Stoker, Dracula continues to be interesting us. This examine lines the altering nature of movie representations of Dracula, from the early silent diversifications to contemporary renowned dramas. Holte means that vampire movies and Dracula diversifications became an self sufficient style, the darkish romance, with its personal set of narrative conventions and viewers expectancies combining horror and eroticism. This attractive examine offers readers with a common heritage of the vampire, an exam of the paintings of Bram Stoker, a background and research of many movie variations of Dracula, a survey of up to date feedback and idea, and an in depth annotated bibliography of vampire movie, fiction, and criticism.

Show description

Read or Download Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations PDF

Similar communications books

Download PDF by Bruce Hugman: Healthcare Communication

It is a education guide on conversation for healthcare pros. this article is a pragmatic education guide on communique and the way to set up sound, specialist, useful, worthwhile relationships with a purpose to aid powerful treatment and improve sufferer well-being and morale. normal chapters are integrated on powerful verbal exchange and constructing communique talents after which extra centred chapters include the specifics of facing, for instance, lawsuits, severe care, dying and demise, grieving kinfolk after which additionally written conversation, own conversation reminiscent of displays, software and interview concepts.

Robert S. Fortner, P. Mark Fackler's The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics PDF

This groundbreaking guide offers a finished photograph of the moral dimensions of communique in a world surroundings. either theoretical and functional, this crucial quantity will elevate the moral bar for either students and practitioners on the planet of worldwide conversation and media. Brings jointly prime foreign students to contemplate moral concerns raised by means of globalization, the perform of journalism, pop culture, and media activitiesExamines vital topics in communique ethics, together with feminism, ideology, social accountability, reporting, metanarratives, blasphemy, improvement, and "glocalism", between many othersContains case experiences on reporting, censorship, accountability, terrorism, disenfranchisement, and guilt all through many nations and areas worldwideContributions by way of Islamic students talk about a number of features of that religion's engagement with the general public sphere, and others who take care of a few of the spiritual and cultural components that bedevil efforts to appreciate our international

Information Networking: Wireless Communications Technologies by Tony Tsang (auth.), Ilyoung Chong (eds.) PDF

The papers comprising Vol. I and Vol. II have been ready for and awarded on the foreign convention on details Networking 2002 (ICOIN 2002), which was once held from January 30 to February 1, 2002 at Cheju Island, Korea. It was once equipped via the KISS (Korean info technological know-how Society) SIGIN in Korea, IPSJ SIG DPE (Distributed Processing structures) in Japan, the ITRI (Industrial expertise learn Institute), and nationwide Taiwan college in Taiwan.

New PDF release: Work communication: mediated and face-to-face practices

Explores all elements of interpersonal verbal exchange at paintings, from face-to-face conferences to new types of machine mediated communique similar to social media. can assist the reader in attaining expert interpersonal conversation at paintings in the course of the figuring out of appropriate conception and most up-to-date examine, made transparent in non-technical language with examples.

Additional info for Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations

Sample text

A growing number of contemporary critics and scholars, however, have discovered both significance and craft in Stoker’s narrative and have, in the process, suggested that the tale of terror, as a modern variation of the morality play, is an important literary genre. In his study of the aesthetics of horror fiction, The Delights of Terror (1987), Terry Heller establishes a theoretical approach to the study of the literature of terror and horror. Heller defines terror as “the fear that harm will come to oneself” (19) and horror as “the emotion that one feels in anticipating harm coming to others for whom ones cares” (19).

The confrontation at the castle also follows Stoker’s description, except that Murnau omits the female vampires completely. In Murnau’s film the confrontation between good and evil, vampire and victim, is personal, and Orlock requires no mediating ladies to threaten Hutter. In one of the most effectively edited parallel sequences in film history, Murnau crosscuts among individual sequences of Orlock’s departure and transport aboard the ship, ironically called the Demeter, the classical Greek goddess of fruitful earth and social order; Hutter’s escape and return to Bremen; Knock’s descent into madness; and Bulwer’s experiments with vampirism in nature.

In 1914 Florence Stoker released a number of her husband’s previously unpublished works, in a volume entitled Dracula’s Guest—and Other Weird Stories . Most of Stoker’s writing is unremarkable, although it sold well during Stoker’s lifetime. His early fiction, Under the Sunset, The People, The Snake’s Pass, The Watter’s Mou, and The Shoulder of Shasta, are justly forgotten by all but the most enthusiastic students of Stoker’s work. Some of his other fiction, however, remains worth reading; Dracula is not, as was once thought, the one good book of a mediocre writer.

Download PDF sample

Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations by James C. Holte


by James
4.5

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 19 votes

About admin