Artistic Influences in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Time for a change of pace. This is a brilliant video that shows the artistic influences in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. There is Nosferatu, Jean Cocteau’s masterpiece Belle et la Bette and some German Romantic paintings in the mix.

The Pre-Raphaelites and the Symbolists were very strongly referenced in most of images in the Coppola film, though this video doesn’t show that. I think this is what makes this version my favorite. Though I do like all of the film versions of Dracula for different reasons.

2 thoughts on “Artistic Influences in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

  1. Among other reasons, I love this version because it’s one of the very few that retains the character Quincy–he’s edited out of most other versions.

  2. I love this version. You’re right about Quincy too. The characters are named right as well tough I think the names of Lucy and Mina were swapped in Nosferatu as rather ineffectual attempt to avoid copyright violations form Florence Stoker. Thank God on or two were saved!

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