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Hollywood gothic : the tangled web of Dracula from novel to stage to screen

Author: David J Skal
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It's recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film
Adaptations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker; Dracula, Count (Fictitious character); Bram Stoker; Dracula, Count (Fictitious character); Bram Stoker; Dracula; Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Skal
ISBN: 9780571211586 0571211585
OCLC Number: 54775129
Notes: Originally published: New York : Norton, 1990.
Description: x, 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Castles, cobwebs, and candelabra --
Mr. Stoker's book of blood --
The English widow and the German count --
"A nurse will be in attendance at all performances" --
A deal for the devil : or, Hollywood bites --
The ghost goes West --
"La sangre es la vida" : the romance of the Spanish Dracula --
The Dracula century.
Responsibility: David J. Skal.
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The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It's recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wooden stake through the heart or a shaft of sunlight. In this critically acclaimed excursion through the life of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to movie idol to cultural commodity, digging through the populist veneer to reveal what the prince of darkness says about us all.--From publisher description.

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