June 14th, 2016

cataloging

Running Commentary on Dracula (1931)

I've been participating in Mythgard's Dracula discussion for the last couple of months--which is a fascinating book and pretty much functions like a proto-SPN--and to close out the whole shebang, the group is looking at some of the more influential movie adaptations of Dracula, starting with the 1931 version starring Bela Lugosi. And SPN fans, if you've never seen it, you really should, because the much beloved episode "Monster Movie" is full of visual references to it. I'll probably wind up doing a comparison because it's really nifty to see in action.

Anyway, because of the discussion group, I happened to be taking notes as I watched the movie for the first time, and ... well, rereading them made me laugh, so I figured there might be some entertainment value in them for other people. It's a rather baffling adaptation.

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