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Dracula Movie Versions

Dracula has been one of the most popular characters in horror films for over fifty years. In the original novel, Dracula, Bram Stoker creates a number of interesting characters, including the infamous vampire Dracula. However, since the novel's creation in 1897, a number of films have been made that claim to be based on the novel, and countless others contain the nowfamiliar vampire. There has not been, among all these films, a single one that adheres faithfully to the plot and the characters created by Bram Stoker. The main reasons for the changes in the story are the tastes, expectations, and morals of the audiences for whom the films are intended. Some of the most striking differences are the roles of women in the story, the sexuality of Dracula himself, and the changes in the relationships between Dracula and the main characters. All these aspects of the story have been altered in each of the film versions to make them as popular as possible, and most of these films have been very successful.

The most notable movie versions of Bram Stoker's novel have been Nosferatu, a silent movie from 1922; Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi in 1931; The Horror of Dracula, made in 1958 and featuring Christopher Lee; and another film entitled Dracula, starring Frank Langella, made in 1979. All of these movies contain different levels of sex and violence as dictated by the standards of the times in which they were made, but none follows the story line of the book accurately. This is most evident from the climax of the story, when Dracula is destroyed.

The novel ends with a chase scene in which there is a mad rush to get to Dracula before the sun sets. The box containing the vampire and his native soil, his resting place during the day, is being transported to Dracula's castle by gypsies. The pursuers attack the cart; one is killed by a gypsy's knife, but before he dies he helps to destroy Dracula by chopping off his head with a Bowie knife whi...

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