Ken Russell s Dracula

Written between Tommy and Altered States, Ken Russell’s screenplay for Dracula was one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets.

Author: Ken Russell


ISBN: 0957246218

Category: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)

Page: 166

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Written between Tommy and Altered States, Ken Russell’s screenplay for Dracula was one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. It has been used to inspire two hit films and an internationally successful ballet. Now, available to the public for the very first time, Ken Russell’s re-imagining of Dracula is ready to inspire a whole new generation of artists.

Bram Stoker

... offered by recent film and theatre adaptations: Ken Russell's camp The Lair of
the White Worm (1988), Francis Ford Coppola's lavish Bram Stoker's `Dracula' (
1992), Northern Ballet Theatre's celebrated touring production of Dracula (1996),

Author: Andrew Maunder

Publisher: Writers and Their Work (Hardco

ISBN: 9780746311028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Most famous for his much-filmed novel Dracula, Bram Stoker was nonetheless a prolific writer. This accessible book offers an introduction to a range of his work - novels, short stories, biography, and criticism. It provides a discussion of recent scholarship on Stoker including the many attempts to write his life and find the 'real' Bram Stoker, and the lurid speculation this provokes. Moving beyond this, the author focuses on Stoker's career as a late-Victorian and Edwardian novelist in the commercial marketplace, looking at the fictional trends - horror, romance, adventure, crime - which his work encompasses. The study discusses Stoker's bid for fameas a writer, how his novels were received, and their engagement with contemporary anxieties about gender and nationhood.

Maske und Kothurn

27 Tatsächlich enthält Dracula ' s Daughter enthält keinen Bezug zu „ Draculas
Gast “ . ... The Lair of the White Worm ( GB 1988 ) Ken Russel , englischer
Regieexzentriker , war der erste , der es gewagt hat , einen weiteren Bram Stoker



ISBN: UOM:39015067473556

Category: Theater


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Phallic Frenzy

“Wild and Woolly Ken Russell Finds the Golden Fleece Directing 'Altered States'.”
People, March 30, 1981. McCarty, John. “Ken Russell's Dracula: Will He Ever
See the Light of Day?” Phantasma, Spring 1988. Petty, Moira. “Ken Russell.

Author: Joseph Lanza

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569764824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A biography of director Ken Russell that details the wild ideas, surreal moments, personal faith, and cavalcade of colorful personalities surrounding this eccentric filmmaker--on and off the set. Best known for the acclaimed movies "Altered States," "The Devils," "Gothic," "The Music Lovers," "Tommy," and "Women in Love," Russell redefined cinema in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, working with magnetic actors like Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Ann-Margret, William Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, and Vanessa Redgrave. Moments of Russell's career are highlighted in this intimate biography, including how creative differences between Russell and producer Robert Stigwood stopped production of a movie version of "Evita," how he creatively staged the love duet between Faust and Helen over a bowl of pasta in the opera "Mephistopheles," and how Alan Bates and Oliver Reed compared their penis size for the nude wrestling scene in "Women in Love."

The Essential Dracula

Bram Stoker's Original Dracula ( Meta - Philm Associates production ) directed by
Ken Russell in association with Leonard Wolf . An attempt to adhere to the
original storyline , but with an emphasis on sex and violence . Prince Dracula ,
written ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106009697829

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An annotated edition of Stoker's classic vampire tale, with photographs from film versions and notes on the historic background of the story

Little Shoppe of Horrors 36

Ken Russell's Dracula (Paul Sutton, ed.); “Can Frank Langella Re-Vamp 'Dracula'
” (NY Times, Peter Travers); “Tasting the Blood of Box Office” (Screen
International, Colin Vanes); The Living Dead (James B. Twitchell); Edward Gorey
on Stage ...

Author: Little Shoppe of Horrors

Publisher: Little Shoppe of Horrors & BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


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Little Shoppe of Horrors #36 I AM THE KING OF MY KIND” The Making of Universal’s 1979 Dracula. In 1979, Universal Studios and producer Walter Mirisch, going from the massive success of the revival of Dracula on Broadway, with Frank Langella as the Count, committed themselves to a big budget, opulent, version of both the play and the novel. From that came a beautiful, wonderfully presented and acted Gothic horror-romance. In LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #36, we present an in-depth study of how the play came about that lead to the film. And a complete production history of the filming. Spearheading this is filmmaker and historian Constantine Nasr, who has gone way above and beyond to assemble a fascinating history of play and movie. He has interviewed: ** The Play ** - John Wulp (Producer) - Alan Coates (Jonathan Harker) ** The Film ** - Walter Mirisch (Producer) - John Badham (Director, who has also opened up his personal scrapbooks to us) - W.D. (Rick) Richter (Screenwriter, who let us borrow his hand written scripts and script notes/production meeting with Mirisch and Badham). - Frank Langella (Dracula) - John Bloom (Film Editor) - Ian Lewis (Head of Universal/UK) - Hugh Harlow (Production Manager) - Peter Robb-King (Head Makeup) - Simon Murton (Son of production designer, Peter Murton) - Peter Young (set dresser) - Gil Taylor (Director of Photography-rare archive interview) - Bill Taylor (Assistant to Matte Designer, Albert Whitlock) PLUS – Stand alone interviews with “Trevor Eve” (Jonathan Harker) “Jan Francis” (Mina) “John Williams” (Music Composer) “Contributions from:” Laurent Bouzereau, Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Sam Irvin, Dennis Lynch, Michael Augustine Reed, Gary D. Rhodes, Kevin Shinnick and Markus Wallasvaara.

Vampire Films of the 1970s

In 1976, director Ken Russell wrote a Dracula script inspired by Leonard Wolf's
1975 book The Annotated Dracula. The character, as conceived by Russell, was
a patron of the arts or, as Russell wrote in his autobiography, “a philanthropist ...

Author: Gary A. Smith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476625591

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The 1970s were turbulent times and the films made then reflected the fact. Vampire movies—always a cinema staple—were no exception. Spurred by the worldwide success of Hammer Film’s Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1969), vampire movies filled theaters for the next ten years—from the truly awful to bonafide classics. Audiences took the good with the bad and came back for more. Providing a critical review of the genre’s overlooked Golden Age, this book explores a mixed bag from around the world, including The Vampire Lovers (1970), Dracula Versus Frankenstein (1971), Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973), ’Salem’s Lot (1975), Dracula Sucks (1978) and Love at First Bite (1979) and many others.


That fame is largely the wonder what might have come of result of his classic
horror novel his aborted DRACULA project . Dracula ... While Stoker's Ken
Russell does is a typical thor's dark viewpoint to the The project almost seemed
to book is ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106012307218

Category: Fantasy films


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Supernatural Literature of the World P Z

Miss Betty eluded critical success , as it lacked the complexity of Dracula . Lady
Athlyne ... Like Dracula , The Lady ' s narrative is composed of a series of
documents and eyewitness accounts . ... Ken Russell adapted it to film in 1988 .

Author: S. T. Joshi


ISBN: 0313327777

Category: Fantasy literature

Page: 1424

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The literature of the supernatural has had a distinguished history over the past two centuries, and the incorporation of the supernatural in literary works can be traced back as far as classical antiquity.


The film we really never know , finds himself Dracula directed by Deran Serafian .
starts off well with the seductive ... title of this film suggests that if you committed to
protecting mortals from Ken Russell ' s bizarre mix of vampirism are a dancer ...

Author: Robert Marrero


ISBN: IND:30000039051846

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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No other book captures the true essence of the vampire movie as well as this book. Marrero reviews hundreds of vampire films from Nosferator (1922) to Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Over 150 black-and-white illustrations and a complete film index make this book the definitive guide to the vampire film.

American Film

An agent clasps him on the shoulder and says in his ear : “ How would you like to
do Dracula for Ken Russell ? ” Woods tells me about it as we move into the Polo
Lounge , and I feel suddenly that he is as at home here as a hustler is in a pool ...



ISBN: UOM:39015012237296

Category: Motion pictures


View: 477


A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650 1900

After many dangerous adventures they succeed . This was made into a film by
Ken Russell in 1988 ( ML ; ODNB ) . S631 Dracula ' s guest and other weird
stories ( by Bram Stoker ; dedicated to author ' s son ; compiled by author ...

Author: Rolf Loeber

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015066863153

Category: History

Page: 1489

View: 362


Most Irish fiction published between 1650 and 1900 has fallen into virtual oblivion. Research by the Loebers for their Guide to Irish fiction has led to the identification of hundreds of unknown or forgotten Irish authors and their works, and provides thousands of summaries of novels and anthologies. Carefully documented, A guide to Irish fiction presents details of the publication of Irish fiction in Ireland, England, and North America, as well as several other European countries. Written for literary scholars and students, this book constitutes an essential tool for historians, librarians and antiquarian booksellers.

The Celluloid Vampires

1978 BRAM STOKER ' S ORIGINAL DRACULA Film Company : Meta - Philm
Associates Director : Ken Russell in association with Leonard Wolf 1978 COUNT
DRACULA Country of Origin : England / United States Film Company : BBC ...

Author: Michael J. Murphy


ISBN: STANFORD:36105039560185

Category: Vampire films

Page: 351

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The Entertainers

... and authority behind The Annotated Dracula takes time out from Chaucer ,
work on The Annotated Frankenstein and his own Dracula film project to give me
a sobering analysis . Incidentally , unlike others ( Roger Vadim , Ken Russell and

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015047115301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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A collection of interviews with television and film stars over the past twenty years includes a conversation with Johnny Carson and material deleted from the original versions

The Advocate

More recently , we have Ken Russell's screen adaptation of Stoker's short story "
The Lair of the White Worm , ” in which the author's simultaneous misogyny and
idealization of woman is even more explicit than it is in Dracula . A final note .



ISBN: NWU:35556023644339

Category: Gay liberation movement


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The BFI Companion to Horror

Author: British Film Institute

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019489199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 146


In one volume, the BFI Companion to Horror offers a complete concordance to one of the most lasting genres of popular entertainment, focusing of course on the cinema but also taking in literature, television, radio, popular music, history and folklore. Covering great artists like Boris Karloff and Edgar Allan Poe and humble toilers like Edward D. Wood and John Carradine, this book provides a history of the horror genre from its pre-cinema beginnings in the eighteenth-century gothic novel and the Victorian ghost story through a hundred years of fevered activity, spotlighting not only mainstream horror producers such as Hammer Films and Alfred Hitchcock but also less expected names (Franz Kafka and Ingmar Bergman). In addition to entries on actors, directors, writers and technicians associated with horror, and all horror-themed film and television series, there are insightful essays on classic horror characters like Frankenstein and Dracula, on recurrent situations like decapitation and body-snatching, even on often-horrific portions of the body like eyes and brains. Among the experts who have contributed are Mark Ashworth, Anne Billson, Jeremy Clarke, Christopher Frayling, Neil Gaiman, Phil Hardy, Peter Hutchings, Tom Hutchinson, Alan Jones, Stephen Jones, Mark Kermode, Tim Lucas, Maitland McDonagh, David Prothero, Mark Salisbury, Philip Strick, Steve Thrower and Linda Ruth Williams.

The World of Fantasy Films

This is the stuff movies are made of , and , indeed , both Interview with the
Vampire and the Broadway Dracula are in the ... dollar “ definitive ” adaptation of
the original novel written and directed by Ken Russell and using the renowned
expert ...

Author: Richard Meyers

Publisher: Oak Tree Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015010221805

Category: Fantasy films

Page: 195

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Fantasy films released after 1975 that deal with the occult, unusual beasts, fantastic technology, and myths are described, with a review of animated and TV films

International Guide to Literature on Film

... 4693 Seth Holt Michael Carreras Miko Nowell Fred Olon Ray Ken Russell
Karol Roles 1980 1985 1988 1978 USA GB ... ( Jess Franco ) Min Marion
Dracula Dracula ( USA : Horror of Dracula ) Jonathan El condo Dracula IT : Il
conte Dracula ...

Author: University of Liverpool

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005177147

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 388

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A research tool for students of literature, film, and media studies with a listing of some 7,500 film treatments of literature done between 1930 and 1990 worldwide. An alphabetical author index provides form of work, nationality, literary and film titles, publication date, and director. The film ind

A History of Film

( Lindsay Anderson ) Kes ( Ken Loach ) Women in Love ( Ken Russell ) 1957 The
Curse of Frankenstein ( Terence Fisher ) 7 OD 1958 Dracula ( Terence Fisher )
1970 The Music Lovers ( Ken Russell ) Performance ( Nicolas Roeg ) 1959 Look

Author: Jack C. Ellis

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205318568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Heavily revised and with a new-co-author, A History of Film, is a comprehensive international survey of the narrative fiction film from its beginnings to the present. In this book, the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films are highlighted within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This fifth edition constitutes a major revision and update - over half the book is new! The new edition updates the book's historical coverage while considerably expanding it to incorporate women and minority filmmakers and audiences, avant-garde and documentary traditions, and the wide array of global filmmaking practices. Illustrations from frame enlargements appear throughout. For film enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the history of film.

Tla Film Video Guide

MISERABLES ( 1978 , 150 MIN ... 98 THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM ( 1988 ,
94 MIN ) Ken Russell ' s brilliant adaptation of Bram Stoker ' s ( " Dracula " ) final
work ...

Author: Wax

Publisher: T L a Video Management, Incorporated

ISBN: 1880707004

Category: Performing Arts


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