Faculty of Theater and Film, Babeş-Bolyai University
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Perspectives on the Image of Dracula in the Cinema of a Century
Abstract: This article aims to analyze the evolution of the cinematic representation of the character Dracula, imagined and made famous by Bram Stoker, the author of the eponymous Gothic novel. To better understand the context in which this character developed, I begin by presenting some relevant details from the life and work of the medieval ruler Vlad the Impaler, the source of inspiration for the British writer. The purpose of this article is to highlight the differences in nuance and changes over time with respect to Dracula. From a one-sided, bloody, animalistic character, he becomes more and more sophisticated every decade. In a cinematic century, Dracula changes radically, begins to have secondary objectives, placed immediately after his physiological need. This behavioral change can define the producers’ attempt to create a product that is marketable and open to a wider audience.
Keywords: Dracula, Bram Stoker, Cinema, Horror, Myth, Reality, Transylvania
Citation suggestion: Indolean, Ion . „Perspective ale imaginii lui Dracula într-un secol cinematografic”. Transilvania, no. 3 (2022): 21-31.