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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dracula lives forever

From The Boston Globe:

Happy 75th birthday, Count Dracula! My, isn't the icing on the cake a particularly tasty-looking shade of red. It might seem odd to assign an age to someone so famously undead. But Feb. 12, 1931, was the premiere of ''Dracula," with Bela Lugosi in the title role (right). It's easily the most famous of the many films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel about a certain cape-wearing Transylvanian with idiosyncratic ideas about blood transfusion. Dracula is one of those rare characters, like Sherlock Holmes or Frankenstein, who takes on a life (an undeath?) all his own. So long as the sun has set, and there is no garlic, wolfsbane, or crucifix to be seen, the good count can be found all over.
Fun read with a 10 actors who played Dracula in the movies, five movies starring Bela Lugosi as a character other than Dracula and other fun lists. By the way, I love the suggestion of Christopher Walken or Angelina Jolie playing Dracula.


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