Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 161 pages

One hundred years after his creation by Bram Stoker, Dracula is still fascinating us. This study traces the changing nature of film representations of Dracula, from the early silent adaptations to recent popular dramas. Holte suggests that vampire films and Dracula adaptations have become an independent genre, the dark romance, with its own set of narrative conventions and audience expectations combining horror and eroticism. This engaging study provides readers with a natural history of the vampire, an examination of the work of Bram Stoker, a history and analysis of many film adaptations of Dracula, a survey of contemporary criticism and theory, and an extensive annotated bibliography of vampire film, fiction, and criticism.

 

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Contents

The Source
1
Early Adaptations
27
Resurrection in Britain
47
An Unheavenly Host
67
Not All Fangs Are Phallic Female Film Vampires
93
Conclusions A Century of Draculas
111
Bibliography
121
Index
159
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JAMES CRAIG HOLTE is Associate Professor of English at East Carolina University. He is the author of The Conversion Experience in America (Greenwood, 1992) and The Ethnic I: A Sourcebook for Ethnic-American Autobiography (Greenwood, 1988).

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